Wisconsin Afterschool Network

The Wisconsin Afterschool Network (WAN) is a vehicle for bringing together policymakers, educators, childcare providers, youth development workers, program developers, advocates, parents and others interested in improving outcomes for children and youth through school-aged afterschool programs.

Current Projects and Initiatives: 
  • Marshfiled Clinic was the recipient of a $378,300 AmeriCorp grant, which will be used to pay for 30 AmeriCorps members who will help disadvantaged students participating in afterschool programs in 37 rural northwestern counties. 

  • WAN secured a two-year contract from the Wisconsin Department of Children’s and Families to provide specific support to school-age programs in Wisconsin’s childcare rating system, YoungStar.

  • WAN continues to oversee the delivery and approval of a 4-course 12 credit Wisconsin Professional Afterschool and Youth Development Credential.

  • WAN is working closely with Wisconsin Department of Children and Families to ensure school-age is represented in the Child Care Development Funds state plan.