21st CCLC Funding Saved and INCREASED in FY 2018

21st CCLC Funding Saved and INCREASED in FY 2018

Despite threats to veto, President Trump signed $1.3 trillion FY 2018 omnibus spending bill, which will fund the government through September 30th. The bill increased 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) funding by $20 million more than FY 2017. The...
Afterschool Funding Eliminated from President’s Budget

Afterschool Funding Eliminated from President’s Budget

President Trump’s budget calls for eliminating federal funding for local afterschool and summer programs. This funding currently supports 57 Kansas programs. It’s now up to us to tell Congress to reject the Administration’s proposal much like they...
2017: A Year in Review

2017: A Year in Review

In 2017, Kansas Enrichment Network celebrated its 15th year anniversary of ensuring that all Kansas youth have access to safe, affordable, and high-quality out-of-school time learning.  The year was spent training afterschool staff, advocating for out-of-school time...
Kansas 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Competition

Kansas 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Competition

The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is conducting a 2018 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant (21st CCLC) competition. The Request for Applications (RFA) for both New Applicants and Re-Applying Applicants are located on the KSDE website. Districts...
What am I most proud of?

What am I most proud of?

The other day I was asked by a person evaluating the Abilene After School program what I was most proud of in regard to the after school program. I can’t remember my full answer right now but I guess it satisfied the evaluator. I would now answer that question...