Mississippi Statewide Afterschool Network

Network member since 2016

Operation Shoestring has received funding from the C.S. Mott Foundation to help create a much-needed afterschool network for our state. This is a huge step in the direction of more quality out-of-school programming being made available to more Mississippi children – and that’s great news for our state as a whole!

“Afterschool programs not only help kids do better in school and stay on the path to graduation — they also provide an important opportunity for bringing school and community together in partnership to ensure our children’s success.”

-Robert Langford, our executive director.

The three-year grant to help build a statewide network in support of afterschool programs and coordinate a unified vision to inform policy and improve the quality of afterschool initiatives. During the grant period, the network will: (1) identify and map out-of-school-time programs in Mississippi; (2) establish a representative and durable structure of governance for the network; and (3) develop quality standards to advance out-of-school time programs in the state.

For information about participating in the state-wide network email Amber May.


(2016, Nov 29). "Shoestring Receives $225K Mott Foundation Grant to Help Create State-Wide Afterschool Network." Operation Shoestring. Retrieved from https://operationshoestring.org/shoestring-receives-225k-mott-foundation-grant-to-help-create-state-wide-afterschool-network/

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