Afterschool and Summer Learning
The Institute for Youth, Education, and Families has over a decade of experience and knowledge working with cities and municipal leaders to help strengthen local efforts to create, expand and improve afterschool and summer learning opportunities. Through these efforts municipal led citywide afterschool systems and quality summer learning have developed across the nation.
Municipal officials recognize the importance of improving learning opportunities for children and youth and the essential role afterschool plays to improve academics, develop skills, and provide exposure to new experiences. Learn how local elected officials and city leaders can expand afterschool opportunities for all the children within their community.
Role of Municipal Leaders in Afterschool
Afterschool in Small Cities
Afterschool and Economic Development
Afterschool and College and Career Readiness
Afterschool and Public Safety
Mayors and city councilmembers have an essential role to play in creating, expanding, and improving afterschool programs in communities. Strong municipal leadership is even more important when a community is trying to coordinate disparate afterschool efforts into a coherent citywide afterschool system.
Building Public Will for Afterschool
With support from the Walmart Foundation, we are working with the Food Research and Action Center to help cities reduce child hunger and supplement current funding for afterschool and summer programs.