- Program Education
- Program Area Advancing Afterschool
- Grant Amount $225,000
- Grant Period October 1, 2002–September 30, 2005
- Location Columbia, SC, United States
- Geographic Focus South Carolina
About this grant
While the availability and quality of afterschool programs has increased, demand still far exceeds supply. In order to sustain successful afterschool programs, there is a need for coordinated and collaborative efforts across many public and private sectors. Statewide afterschool networks can serve as vehicles for bringing together individuals and organizations interested in improving outcomes for children and youth through school-based/school-linked afterschool programs and school-community partnerships.Multiyear funding will enable the South Carolina Afterschool Alliance to create an afterschool network to foster statewide, regional and local partnerships; secure resources needed to sustain new and existing programs; and ensure that programs across the state are of high quality and provide opportunities for both development and academic enrichment. Specific activities will include engaging local providers by developing regional alliances; establishing an Afterschool Advocacy Committee to develop and coordinate an advocacy plan for state afterschool funding; developing a training and technical assistance plan for high quality programming; and helping providers access resources.Communities in Schools of South Carolina, a founding member of the South Carolina Afterschool Alliance, is part of a national stay-in-school network that serves more than one million children and families.This is one of eight grants to support statewide afterschool networks receiving technical assistance from Mott grantees.