Mayoral Summit on Learning Beyond the Classroom

Published on February 10, 2012 | Written by

More than 100 mayors, school board members, county officials and key stakeholders in the out-of-school time field in Minnesota came together on March 21, 2012 to engage in discussion and build knowledge about the benefits of high quality afterschool programs, and the resources, barriers and challenges to creating citywide out-of-school time systems. Participants heard from national experts–including Will Miller, President of The Wallace Foundation, researchers, youth and city leaders who are developing coordinated citywide systems to increase the availability of quality opportunities for learning beyond the classroom.

Support for the event is provided by the National League of Cities, with funding from the Charles Stewart Mott and Wallace Foundations. Summit sponsors include Best Buy, Greater Twin Cities United Way, Minnesota Department of Education, Minnesota Alliance With Youth, Youthprise, the League of Minnesota Cities, Minnesota School Boards Association and Association of Minnesota Counties, and the Youth Work Institute at the University of Minnesota.

Following the Summit, Youthprise will continue to work with local communities to build effective systems that serve Minnesota youth. Grants are available to assist cities in planning and implementing local systems.

To download presentations and resources from the event, visit



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