- Program Education
- Program Area Advancing Afterschool
- Grant Amount $225,000
- Grant Period October 1, 2015–September 30, 2018
- Location Auburn, AL, United States
- Geographic Focus Alabama
About this grant
This grant to Auburn University will support the development of the Alabama Statewide Afterschool Network to continue to build an afterschool and summer learning system that improves outcomes for children and youth through school-based or school-linked afterschool programs. Over the next three years, the network will support the development of policy, partnerships, and funding to benefit youth in afterschool programs. The network’s specific initiatives will include: 1) developing both a marketing and public awareness strategy for the Alabama Afterschool Community Network and afterschool programs; 2) mapping the existing landscape of afterschool/summer programs and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) efforts in Alabama; and 3) hosting regional forums focused on quality standards, professional development, and STEM implementation in support of career and workforce development.