The New York State Network for Youth Success is dedicated to building a youth-serving system that increases the quality and availability of afterschool and expanded learning programs. The Network for Youth Success supports all programs that promote young people’s intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development outside the traditional school day. These programs include those that serve youth in kindergarten through 12th grade, take place in schools and/or in community-based settings, and occur before and after school, during weekends, holidays, and summer breaks, or during the school day through partnerships with community organizations.
The Network for Youth Success convenes partners and coordinates them around a common agenda focused on partnership development, policy development, and capacity building. The network connects practice with policy across a broad range of state, regional, and local partners that represent the afterschool, expanded learning, community schools, and youth development fields broadly.
NJSACC: The Statewide Network for New Jersey’s Afterschool Communities had its beginnings 40 years ago as a grassroots coalition made up of stakeholders such as education, government, industry, not for profit, for profit, and health and human services to improve the quality of the growing field of afterschool.
In 1993, NJSACC became incorporated as a not for profit organization and is a founding member of the National AfterSchool Association. NJSACC currently serves as the state affiliate of NAA.
In 2007, NJSACC was selected to join the National Network of Statewide Afterschool Networks funded by the Charles S. Mott Foundation.
NJSACC envisions a state where every child has access to high-quality out-of-school time programs to strengthen youth, families and communities.
The statewide network for New Jersey’s Afterschool Communities advocates for the implementation of the New Jersey Quality Standards for Afterschool and promotes and supports the development, continuity, and expansion of out-of-school time programs.
We are a partnership of individuals and organizations promoting young people’s safety, healthy development and learning outside the traditional classroom. We do this by providing training and technical assistance to improve program quality; influencing policy on behalf of youth and families; and expanding funding opportunities.
We believe that every family should have the opportunity to choose from a range of high-quality, age-appropriate, affordable after school and summer programs. Because high-quality programs provide positive choices for children and youth while meeting their community’s needs for keeping kids safe and families productively employed.