Vision: All of New York State’s children and youth will experience high-quality expanded learning and development opportunities that support their success in school, college, work, and life.
Mission: To strengthen the capacity and commitment of communities, programs, and professionals to increase access to high-quality programs and services beyond the traditional classroom.
Overarching Network Goal: To build an effective and integrated statewide system of high-quality afterschool, summer, and other expanded learning opportunities (ELOs). An effective system provides a continuum of support that ensures the academic, social, emotional, and healthy development of children from birth through young adulthood.
- To coordinate resources and existing capacity in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors in service to afterschool and other expanded learning programs.
- To sustain and expand local and state public and private support for afterschool, summer, and expanded learning opportunities.
- To build the capacity of afterschool, summer, and expanded learning programs across individuals, organizations, and systems.
- To see the widespread adoption and use of standards for program quality by a range of afterschool programs and stakeholders statewide.