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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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Million Girls Moonshot

Allowing girls to envision themselves as future innovators, and increase the quality of out-of-school STEM learning opportunities for all young people.

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STEM at Home

We’ve compiled a collection of great and easy STEM activities you can try with your family to introduce your children to a variety of STEM skills.

Purpose of the Statewide Afterschool Network

The West Virginia Statewide Afterschool Network (WVSAN) is one of fifty afterschool networks across the country funded in part by the C.S. Mott Foundation. The WVSAN works to sustain a statewide partnership to raise awareness of:

  • the importance and accessibility of high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs for all school age children
  • share criteria of effective programs and best practices among providers and the public, and
  • promote the sustainability of such programs throughout the state.

West Virginia is Making Gains

The newly released America After 3PM Report, from the Afterschool Alliance (2020), highlights trends in afterschool program participation, documents the benefits associated with participation in afterschool programs, and measures public support for afterschool programs. West Virginia Results revealed that 12% of West Virginia children participate in an afterschool program, yet 46% would be enrolled in a program if one were available to them. So for every child in West Virginia participating in an afterschool program, two more would participate if a program were available. 

The study also found that 76% of West Virginia parents say afterschool excites kids about learning, and 82% say afterschool helps kids build life skills. In addition, 79% agreed that afterschool programs give working parents peace of mind, and 77% agreed that afterschool programs help working parents keep their jobs.

Learn More About WVSAN Opportunities

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Connecting Kids to Coverage

Explore this initiative with Think Kids WV to enroll children to receive health coverage through Medicaid and CHIP.

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Data Mapping

Utilizing PolicyMap, out-of-school-time program locations are mapped and community needs can be visually identified through data overlays. 

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STEM Afterschool

Discover STEM programming opportunities available through WVSAN and its partners.


Contact the West Virginia Statewide Afterschool Network

Main Office: 304-720-9884

West Virginia Statewide Afterschool Network
900 Virginia Street E, 3rd Floor
Charleston, WV 25301