- Program Education
- Program Area Advancing Afterschool
- Grant Amount $225,000
- Grant Period October 1, 2014–September 30, 2017
- Location Columbia, MO, United States
- Geographic Focus Missouri
About this grant
This grant will support the University of Missouri – Columbia which coordinates the Missouri Statewide Afterschool Network. The Missouri Statewide Afterschool Network will focus on building capacity for long-term success and advancing systems change for afterschool and expanded learning in Missouri. Over the next three years, the network will support the development of policy, partnerships, and funding to benefit youth in afterschool and expanded learning programs. The network’s specific initiatives will include: 1) developing a comprehensive state campaign to increase the number of quality afterschool programs for Missouri youth; 2) increasing the number of quality professional development and college-level classes available for afterschool professionals; and 3) expanding the availability of science, technology, engineering, and math in afterschool programs.