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NLC to support statewide mayoral summits on afterschool.

Mayors and other municipal leaders will have the opportunity to participate in a series of afterschool summits to be held in up to five states.

NLC's Institute for Youth, Education, and Families has invited the 38 statewide afterschool networks supported by the Charles Stewart Mort Foundation to apply for $5,000 grants and technical assistance to sponsor these Mayoral Summits on Afterschool/Out-of-School Time. The networks build partnerships among state and local policymakers, providers and advocates to shape state policy and funding for afterschool programming.

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The summits will build stronger bridges between the statewide afterschool networks and municipal leaders in selected states. The summits will also provide municipal officials with an opportunity to share ideas on how to develop citywide afterschool systems and join other mayors in advancing a state policy agenda on afterschool.

Outcomes from the mayoral summits may include formation of a group of mayoral champions who will use theft collective voice to impact state policy and to engage peers in their statewide afterschool networks, as well as the development of a statewide plan for assisting municipal leaders in improving access to afterschool learning opportunities.

Municipal officials who are interested in attending one of these summits are encouraged to inform their statewide afterschool network about this opportunity. Proposals from statewide networks for this project are due by Friday, May 29.

Details: To learn more about the statewide afferschool networks, visit www.statewideaf terschoolnetworks.net.

For more information about this project or the YEF Institute's afterschool initiatives, contact Bela Shah at shah@nlc.org or (202) 626-3057.
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Title Annotation:National League of Cities. Institute for Youth, Education, and Families; Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Author:Russell, Lane
Publication:Nation's Cities Weekly
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Apr 27, 2009
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