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Powered by Youth Voice: Future Directions for Afterschool

ExpandED Schools

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Advancing Afterschool
  • Grant Amount $1,000,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2022–September 30, 2023
  • Location New York, NY, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant to ExpandED Schools will advance new directions for the afterschool field by empowering young people as designers of future afterschool programs. Building upon the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation’s Generator Z initiative, this project will leverage the creativity, passion and knowledge of young people to design new afterschool programs. Specifically, this grant will include support to survey over 1,000 youth across all 50 states, convene teams of young people to develop their ideas and host a challenge event for participating youth. Through directly engaging young people, this project will result in youth-driven ideas that will guide a new generation of afterschool programs, practice and policy.