West Virginia Afterschool Network
The West Virginia Statewide Afterschool Network works to increase access and improve quality of afterschool and summer learning programs for all school-age youth.Learn more about our work in West Virginia.
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The West Virginia Statewide Afterschool Network (WVSAN) works to support the capacity and sustainability of afterschool and summer learning programs across the state. A part of the 50 State Afterschool Network, funded in part by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, WVSAN partners with state agencies, schools, child care, higher education, communities, families and other stakeholders to ensure that West Virginia youth have access to quality out-of-school time programs.
Afterschool & Summer Learning
Afterschool and summer learning programs in West Virginia operate at the nexus of schools, families and communities to expand learning opportunities for all kids by complementing the school day and helping families balance work and life.
Afterschool programs accelerate kids' academic growth and support their well-being and decades of research proves students who regularly participate in quality, well-designed afterschool and summer opportunities:
- Make gains in reading and math
- Improve school attendance, work habits, and grades
- Have higher graduation rates
- Gain self-control and build healthy relationships
- Explore career paths and gain workforce skills
Learn More About WVSAN Opportunities
Connecting Kids to Coverage
Explore this initiative with Think Kids WV to enroll children to receive health coverage through Medicaid and CHIP.
Utilizing PolicyMap, out-of-school-time program locations are mapped and community needs can be visually identified through data overlays.
Learn about the importance of the practice of family engagement in afterschool programs.
West Virginia Afterschool Program Standards designed to assist in evaluating programs strengths and needs.
West Virginia Statewide Afterschool Network