The Florida Children’s Council is a non-profit organization with a mission of leading businesses, agencies and other key stakeholders in work efforts that support Florida’s children, youth and families. It serves as the statewide umbrella organization for the state’s Children’s Services Councils. By leveraging and enhancing the collective strengths of community impact, the Council promotes statewide policies that build effective systems for Florida’s children, youth and families.
Through funding provided by the C.S. Mott Foundation, the Florida Afterschool Network is working to increase access and awareness of the critical importance of afterschool and summer learning programs to support stronger youth outcomes.
Florida Grade Level Reading Campaign and the Florida Afterschool Netowrk are both entities of the Florida Children’s Council. These initiatives work cooperatively on the efforts of increasing literacy and improving summer learning.
Through funding received by the National Conference of State Legislatures the Florida Afterschool Network is using a survey mechanism to map understand to map available afterschool and summer learning opportunities across the state. Our desired outcome is to identify where gaps in funding and programing may exist so that we can effectively advocate for resources to support quality expanded learning opportunities for all youth in Florida. The information received from this survey will be used to develop the Florida Afterschool by the Numbers Report and inform policymakers on the current landscape of afterschool and summer learning in Florida.