The Massachusetts Afterschool Partnership works to ensure every child in Massachusetts has equal access to high quality out-of-school time programming after school, before school, and during the summer months.
How MAP fulfills its Mission:
For Lawmakers: Through the development of public policy anchored in relevant research that highlights the central role of afterschool and out of school time in the growth of the whole child.
For Out of School Time Educators: By developing high quality professional development and technical assistance opportunities for out of school time educators grounded in research and implemented by experienced, successful trainers.
For Families: By providing a wide array of network information regarding out of school time programming and opportunities in specific communities across Massachusetts. This information allows families to tailor their child’s out of school time experience to a child’s unique needs.
For Communities: By providing access to local resources for out of school time stakeholders. MAP acts as the bridge that helps bring community resources to out of school time programs.
For Students: By creating a network of dedicated stakeholders devoted to building a system that provides students with multiple ways of learning rooted to high standards in collaboration with educational resources in a community.
1. Develop public policy that supports afterschool programming as an integral part of a child’s whole education.
2. Develop partnerships among programs, schools, communities, and government that promote afterschool time learning as an essential support for the whole child, and as a tool to mitigate and eliminate the achievement gap.
3. Build collaborative leadership to advocate for high quality, innovative extended learning opportunities for all Massachusetts children, youth and families.