Quality Afterschool Time Matters

Pictured: Antwan Williams, Director of Youth System Services, RochesterWorks!, Stephanie Fitzgerald, Senior Program Officer, United Way of Greater Rochester, Marisol Ramos-Lopez, Commissioner, Department of Recreation and Youth Services, Kendra March, Deputy Superintendent, Rochester City School District

Pictured: Antwan Williams, Director of Youth System Services, RochesterWorks!, Stephanie Fitzgerald, Senior Program Officer, United Way of Greater Rochester, Marisol Ramos-Lopez, Commissioner, Department of Recreation and Youth Services, Kendra March, Deputy Superintendent, Rochester City School District

The Greater Rochester Afterschool Leadership Summit brought together education, afterschool, business, philanthropy, community based, elected, and municipal leaders in the community to learn and discuss the value of an afterschool system as part of an interconnected system of services for youth. The purpose of the summit was to support social and emotional learning, academic success, and the development of 21st century skills to promote readiness for college, career, and life.

The summit featured two panels with national experts and afterschool champions from other leading cities, along with key voices from the local community. Together, they collectively informed the region’s strategic priorities for youth moving forward. Read more at WXXI news here.