Mayors, school board members and county officials can play a central role in aligning resources and partnering across sectors to ensure services are available to all Minnesota youth. As part of our efforts to build champions for learning beyond the classroom, Youthprise and our partners hosted the Minnesota Mayoral Summit on Learning Beyond the Classroom on March 21, 2012. The Mayoral Summit provided an opportunity for mayors, school board members, and county officials from across Minnesota to learn how to support and sustain expanded learning opportunities; engage in discussion and build knowledge about the resources and challenges of creating citywide systems for learning beyond the classroom; and hear from national experts from The Wallace Foundation, engage with Minnesota youth and learn from other city officials about best practices in creating city-wide afterschool systems.
The Mayoral Summit was supported by a grant from the National League of Cities, through funding from the Charles Stewart Mott and Wallace Foundations. Summit co-sponsors include Best Buy, Greater Twin Cities United Way, Minnesota Alliance With Youth, Minnesota Department of Education, University of Minnesota Youth Work Institute, Youthprise, Association of Minnesota Counties, League of Minnesota Cities and Minnesota School Boards Association. The event was funded in part with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding, CFDA 84.287c, 21st Century Community Learning Centers.
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