Florida After School, Inc.

The mission of Florida After School, Inc. is to provide unified leadership to advocate for the development, enhancement and sustainability of innovative, high-quality afterschool programs and policies statewide.

Current Projects and Initiatives: 
Florida After School, Inc. continues to prioritize:
  • Increasing quality of existing afterschool programming and specifically enhance STEM & Literacy initiatives through promotion of Quality Standards, 21st CCLC Gold Standard Practices, and a Grade Level Reading Campaign. Florida After School, Inc. is engaged in meaningful professional development activities and continues to increase awareness via public relations efforts.

  • Increasing the number of opportunities for students to participate in afterschool through advocacy of additional state funding to match 21st CCLC funds and improving state policies that restrict capabilities of organizations to serve students outside of the regular school day. Florida After School, Inc. continues to support and seek new partners for state and local afterschool providers in order to increase their abilities to expand services to children and families.

  • Florida After School, Inc. has also increased its visibility within the governor’s office and state agencies including: the Governor’s Children and Youth Cabinet, Department of Children and Families, the Department of Juvenile Justice, the Department of Agriculture, and the Department of Elder Affairs.