KEN convened an afterschool forum of stakeholders for a policy discussion to address what children and youth in Kansas need to succeed.
KEN Celebrated the Network’s 10th Anniversary by highlighting “Kansas Afterschool Lights the Trail” spanning the entire state via the Santa Fe Trail.
KEN continued focus on professionalizing the field through staff development in areas such as STEM, Advancing Youth Development, and Quality Afterschool.
KEN works to expand partnerships with STEM-focused groups, higher education and school district
Current Projects and Initiatives:
- KEN continues to connect with a wider group of stakeholders and policymakers through community conversations, public engagement and STEM efforts.
- KEN is expanding efforts aimed at youth empowerment, youth voice and choice.
- KEN is developing a long-range plan for engaging business in afterschool and is building awareness and means of maintaining quality programs in a tough economy.