MAP History

Established in 2003, the Massachusetts Afterschool Partnership (MAP) is the only statewide 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Massachusetts dedicated to expanding afterschool and expanded learning opportunities (ELO) for school-age children, youth, families and communities. MAP is a key leader in promoting the role of afterschool programs to meet important social and economic needs, including providing support for children and youth’s educational success and helping working families with school-aged children. MAP is composed of diverse stakeholders in the education, afterschool, out-of-school time, summer and youth program fields. MAP’s work improves the lives of young people by increasing resources for children’s programming, developing policy that supports children, families and afterschool programs, involves local grassroots networks, improves education, and strengthens strategic public-private partnerships. MAP also provides resources for programs and families statewide including information and technical assistance, networking, and peer-to-peer support.