Meet Kansas’s Million Girls Moonshot Flight Crew Representative

Olathe, Kansas 8th Grader is selected as one of 51 Youth Representing 50 States to Champion STEM Learning as Part of the STEM Next Opportunity Fund’s Million Girls Moonshot Flight Crew Youth ambassador program gives young leaders the skills to advance the national...

Lights On Afterschool 2017

For the past 18 years, Lights On Afterschool (LOA) has been the only nationwide event that celebrates afterschool programs.  The goal of this event is to show people the important role that afterschool programs play in the lives of not only the youth that attend, but...

KENfabuLarryum!

On August 5th, the Kansas Enrichment Network (Network) attended Lawrence’s annual Festival of Making and Creativity, the ConfabuLarryum at Free State High School. The free event brings together people from all ages and backgrounds to ignite their senses of wonder and...

House Appropriations Committee cuts afterschool by $191 million

Erik Peterson, Afterschool Alliance | July 20, 2017   The full House Appropriations Committee met for a marathon mark up of the FY2018 education-funding bill on July 19, starting at 9:30 a.m. and lasting late into the evening. The FY2018 Labor, Health and Human...

Afterschool for All Challenge Speaks to Officials in D.C.

AFTERSCHOOL ALLIANCE, JUNE 8, 2017 PRESS RELEASE Recent Lawrence High School Grad Jazmyne McNair Returns to Kansas After Sharing Views on Afterschool Programs with Officials in Washington, D.C.   Washington, D.C. – Jazmyne McNair, who recently graduated from...

Virtual Lab School: Innovative, Research-Based Professional Development for Child & Youth Educators

The Virtual Lab School empowers professionals as they build their knowledge and skills around research-based practices in child and youth care and development. This new approach to professional development and learning includes expert narratives, research-based...

STEM Ready America: STEM in Afterschool

STEM Ready America is a compendium from 40 authors presenting bold and persuasive evidence—as well as real-world examples of effective practices, programs, and partnerships—on how science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) knowledge and skills are...

2017 Afterschool Educator Conference

On April 1, over 150 afterschool professionals assembled from across the state of Kansas as well as the Kansas City metro area to make the 2017 Afterschool Educator Conference one of the most memorable to date. Utilizing the beautiful Regnier Hall on the University of...

$100 million win for afterschool as amendment passes House of Representatives

Erik Peterson, Afterschool Alliance | September 14, 2017 Last night the House of Representatives voted 228 to 188 in support of the DeLauro/Lowey amendment (#161) to restore $100 million of the 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) afterschool and summer...

President Trump’s Budget Eliminates 21st CCLC Funding

President Trump released his fiscal year 2018 budget last week, which seeks to eliminate 19 agencies and 60 programs including the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) initiative. 21st CCLC funds local afterschool programs in all 50 states. Elimination of...

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