Statewide Mayoral Summits on Afterschool

Posted by on February 14, 2011

YEF Institute to Support New Series of Statewide Mayoral Summits on Afterschool

Riceboro, Ga., Councilmember Chris Stacey became involved in the effort to provide afterschool programming last year. In November, he helped plan an Afterschool Summit in Hinesville.The YEF Institute, with support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, will offer a second round of mini-grants to statewide afterschool networks that are interested in working with state municipal leagues to hold mayoral summits on afterschool and expanded learning.  A recent set of statewide mayoral summits on afterschool held in 2009 and 2010 in Arizona, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan and South Carolina helped mayors and other municipal leaders learn how to improve before and afterschool programs, summer learning activities and other expanded learning opportunities to address a broad range of city priorities.

The new round of summits will give city officials an opportunity to connect with peers from across their states, learn about successful efforts to create citywide afterschool systems, join forces with other mayors to influence state afterschool policy, and develop strategic partnerships with the statewide networks and state agency leaders to advance local afterschool initiatives.  Mayors and other city officials who have championed efforts to expand afterschool opportunities can partner with their networks to apply for support in hosting a statewide summit.  The deadline for networks to apply is March 31.  To learn more, contact Bela Shah Spooner at (202) 626-3057 or

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