The following is a press release from the Public School Forum of North Carolina.
With the generous support of the National Conference of State Legislatures and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the NC Center for Afterschool Programs [NC CAP] has developed a statewide, searchable database for out-of-school time programs. This new tool, made available for the first time at the 14th annual SYNERGY conference in Greenville, allows families, schools, communities and elected officials to locate programs across North Carolina that children can access before school, after school, summers, weekends and during school breaks. Programs can take place in schools, school-age child care centers, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, universities, libraries, museums, camps, and other locations.
Using the database, users can search for information on program locations, activities, number and grades of youth served. It also aids in identifying community assets and gaps in out-of-school time programming. To search for programs, please visit https://ncafterschool.org/mapping-database/
Providers that serve youth during out-of-school time hours are now able to register their programs in the database by visiting https://ncafterschool.org/program-entry/
The NC Center for Afterschool Programs encourages sharing the mapping database to all networks that serve youth.
About the North Carolina Center for Afterschool Programs (NC CAP)
As North Carolina’s only center dedicated to serving the afterschool and expanded learning community, the North Carolina Center for Afterschool Programs (NC CAP) leads and supports a network of over 6,000 providers. NC CAP is a part of the Public School Forum of North Carolina. Our work impacts 160,000 K-12 students in the afterschool community throughout the state. We support the afterschool and expanded learning community by advocating and helping to shape policy, providing professional development opportunities, and bringing together state and national stakeholders. Follow us on Twitter @ncafterschool and visit our website at http://www.nccap.net/. Synergy is the only statewide conference bringing together providers of out of school time programs, along with education and community stakeholders.
About the Public School Forum of North Carolina
Since 1986, the Public School Forum of North Carolina has been an indispensable and nonpartisan champion of better schools and the most trusted source in the state for research and analysis on vital education issues. We bring together leaders from business, education and government to study education issues, develop ideas, seek consensus, and ultimately inform and shape education policy. We do that through research, policy work, innovative programs, advocacy, and continuing education for educators and policymakers. Follow us on Twitter @theNCForum and visit our website at http://www.ncforum.org/.