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Afterschool & Expanded Learning Fellows Announced

by School's Out Washington | | Posted under Afterschool and Summer News, School's Out News

Sixteen leaders in the afterschool and expanded learning fields nationwide have been selected as White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellows as part of a partnership between the Riley Institute at Furman University and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

Through discussion of actual case studies led by policy change-makers, the Fellowship equips graduates with a real world understanding of the art and science of policy-making for afterschool and expanded learning. In the 10-month program which begins in October, fellows will study afterschool and expanded learning policy, and develop state-level policy plans in partnership with their Statewide Afterschool Networks and the national Afterschool Alliance.

School’s Out Washington has close ties with this fellowship opportunity. Janet Schmidt, School’s Out Washington’s Chief Program & Policy Officer sits on the committee that selects the fellows. And Amanda Scott-Thomas, a current School’s Out Board Member and former Education Policy Director, was appointed to the inaugural class of the  White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellow last year.

The fellowship is named for William S. White, President and CEO of the Mott Foundation; Richard W. Riley, former South Carolina Governor and U.S. Secretary of Education under President Clinton; and Dr. Terry Peterson, national board chair with the Afterschool Alliance and a senior fellow at the College of Charleston. The fellowship is made possible by a $245,000 grant awarded to the Riley Institute by the C.S. Mott Foundation.

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