- Program Education
- Program Area Advancing Afterschool
- Grant Amount $225,000
- Grant Period October 1, 2011–September 30, 2014
- Location Columbia, MO, United States
- Geographic Focus Missouri
About this grant
This grant will support the University of Missouri-Columbia 4-H Center for Youth Development to coordinate the Missouri Statewide Afterschool Network. In addition to continuing the network’s core work to advance afterschool programs in Missouri, it will complete a multiyear project to create an integrated professional development system for youth professionals. The network seeks to improve the overall quality of afterschool programs through increasing the knowledge and skills of afterschool program staff and administrators. To ensure that new models and best practices are incorporated nationally, the grantee will share lessons learned and products with the other statewide afterschool networks.