100 Civic Leaders Gather for Detroit Out-of-School Time Leadership Forum
On Friday, March 9, the Skillman Foundation, Detroit Youth Development Resource Center, and American Youth Policy Forum hosted an Out-of-School Time Leadership Forum in Detroit. More than 100 participants representing afterschool providers, educational leaders, and philanthropy, engaged in conversation centered around the creation of a coordinated system of afterschool and summer learning opportunities that would allow for all Detroit youth to participate in high-quality youth development experiences.
Leaders from Boston (Boston Afterschool and Beyond), Chicago (Afterschool Matters), and Washington DC (Forum for Youth Investment), participated in a panel discussion in the morning, sharing lessons learned from efforts in their respective cities.
The event resulted in the creation of a table of community stakeholders who, over the next six months, will engage various youth development systems from across the country with the charge of providing a set of recommendations for a coordinated system of afterschool and summer learning opportunities that would effectively improve outcomes for Detroit children.