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Ohio Municipal Summit on Afterschool and Summer Learning Conducted at the Statehouse

The Ohio Afterschool Network and the National League of Cities (NLC) are hosting a Municipal Summit on Afterschool and Summer Learning on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, from 9am - 4pm, at the Ohio Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square. 

This summit will bring together local elected officials, municipal leaders, state legislators, state agency officials and afterschool providers from across the state to discuss improving and expanding afterschool and summer learning opportunities for young people. The event will be led by NLC President and City of Cleveland Councilmember Matt Zone and Mayor of Dayton Nan Whaley.

Columbus City Council President Pro Tem Priscilla Tyson and Councilmember Jaiza Page are featured speakers.

This municipal summit on afterschool and summer learning will:

  • Educate city leaders about the critical need for afterschool opportunities in Ohio;
  • Help municipal leaders see the connections between afterschool programs and economic development, workforce development and public safety;
  • Engage mayors to help inform afterschool and summer learning policies at the state level;
  • Connect mayors and councilmembers with peers from across the state to develop strategic partnerships that advance afterschool and summer learning initiatives; and
  • Highlight successful approaches to building citywide afterschool systems.

"Afterschool programs are a powerful solution to not only keep young people safe, but also equip young people with the necessary interpersonal and workforce skills for a successful future," said Clifford Johnson, executive director, NLC's Institute for Youth, Education, and Families. "These summits will help city and state leaders work together more effectively to ensure that all children and youth have access to high-quality afterschool opportunities."

This summit is part of a series happening across seven different states throughout 2016 and 2017. The afterschool networks in these states will partner with mayoral champions to host the summits, with technical assistance and support from NLC. Each state summit is supported by a $9,000 grant generously funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and The Wallace Foundation. 

Program Hosts:

  • Matt Zone, NLC President, City Councilmember, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Nichelle Harris, Ohio Afterschool Network
  • Bela Shah Spooner, National League of Cities
  • Kent Scarrett, Ohio Municipal League

Featured Speakers:

  • Matt Zone, NLC President, City Councilmember, Cleveland, Ohio
  • City Council President Pro Tempore Priscilla Tyson, Columbus, Ohio
  • Reginald McGregor, Rolls Royce Corporation, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Mayor Nan Whaley, Dayton, Ohio
  • Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson, Toledo, Ohio
  • City Councilmember Jaiza Page, Columbus, Ohio
  • Tisha Lewis, Ohio Department of Education
  • Amy O’Grady, Ohio Attorney General’s Office
  • Shannon Teague, Ohio Department of Education

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