Making the Case for Afterschool and Summer Learning Programs

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
November 18, 2017

Across the nation, city officials recognize the perils of an uneducated and under-skilled workforce. Mayors and corporate leaders share the concern that today’s workforce is not prepared for today’s jobs, much less the jobs of tomorrow. Afterschool and summer programs have the unique ability to expose youth to new careers and provide them with key skills to be prepared for the workforce. Hear from leaders in Charlotte on how they’ve built momentum around supporting these expanded learning opportunities to ensure youth across the city have equitable chances at success. Learn action steps that your city can take to inventory your community for afterschool opportunities and get the research and data to back them up.


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