New After School Programs to be Offered by Expanded Learning Network

November 7, 2014

The newly formed Expanded Learning Network of Broome and Tioga Counties is looking to increase the number of after-school programs offered in the Southern Tier.
Today, local stakeholders met in Binghamton for the Exploring Innovations Summit where they discussed ways to collaborate and strengthen the areas of after-school programs. The Executive Director of the New York State After School Network says that after-school programs are critical to the success of  the youth.

"The whole idea of this is that our youth are a tremendous resource, they have enormous potential and they need to be supported and guided in making the right decision for themselves. That a place where the whole community really can come together and use all the resources the community already has to be more effective in supporting the youth to make good choices," said Executive Director of NYSAN, Nora Niedzielski-Eichner.

The director says that students in the Southern Tier can look forward to new after-school programs such as hands on cooking and fashion design in the near future.

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