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Planning for Afterschool Academies

Community Network for Youth Development

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Advancing Afterschool
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2003–December 31, 2004
  • Location San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

As a result of increased visibility and demand from families, as well as increased federal funding, afterschool programs have become a priority at the national, state and local levels. A challenge facing afterschool programs is providing content-rich learning experiences, linked with school-day learning, that contribute to children’s academic achievement as well as social, emotional and physical development. Funding will contribute to the development of an implementation plan for sustainable afterschool academies that will promote high-quality afterschool programs supporting student success. Objectives include translating youth development theory into day-to-day practices that improve student outcomes; and developing and delivering innovative capacity-building resources to ensure that afterschool staff and their organizations are equipped to achieve these outcomes. The Community Network for Youth Development works to strengthen the field of youth development in the Bay area by building and advocating for community-level resources to support the development of young people.This is one of five Mott grants created to support the planning of afterschool academies.