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 Scholarships now available for Statewide Mayoral Summit on Afterschool 

Update:   If current budget situations kept you from registering for the NC Center for Afterschool Programs (NC CAP) Statewide Mayoral Summit, we hope you will take advantage of this great opportunity! In partnership with a corporate sponsor, NC CAP is excited to offer a Travel Allotment to elected officials. This Travel Allotment will cover hotel costs and up to 145 miles of travel, or a maximum of $200 per individual. Registration fees are not included in this Allotment, but meals during the conference are included. Click here to fill out the scholarship form.


With sponsorship by the National League of Cities (NLC), the North Carolina Center for Afterschool Programs (NC CAP) will host hundreds of state and local elected officials, alongside 400 educators, at a Statewide Mayoral Summit on Afterschool designed to bring together afterschool providers, policymakers, business leaders and the philanthropic community to discuss how communities can work together to build and sustain high-quality, accessible afterschool and summer programs to address a broad range of community priorities, including academic success, economic development, workforce preparedness, public safety and children's health. Mayors, legislators, city council members, county commissioners, school board members, and superintendents are invited to attend, along with funders, business, and state and community leaders. 

The summit will take place  April 16-17 at the Charlotte  Hilton University Place.

Keynote speakers will include NC Speaker of the House Thom Tillis; Former Senator Howard Lee; Former Representative Gene Arnold; Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx; and Immediate Past NLC President James Mitchell.  National keynotes will include Afterschool Alliance Board Chair Terry Peterson; Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President of University of Maryland at Baltimore; and representatives from National League of Cities, Wallace Foundation, C.S. Mott Foundation. 

A panel of private and public funders will share tips and resources for how to support out-of-school time initiatives.  Panelists will include:  Barry Ford, US Tennis Association; Keith Poston of Time Warner Cable; Carr Thompson, Burroughs Wellcome Fund; Brian Collier of Foundation for the Carolinas; Duke Energy Foundation Representative; Donna Brown, NC Department of Public Instruction; and Cynthia Ervin, NC Division of Public Health. 

Nationally renowned Dr. Freeman Hrabowski will discuss the power of STEM in afterschool settings.  Dr. Hrabowski’s innovative work has been featured on NPR, 60 Minutes, and other media outlets.  Click here to hear Dr. Hrabowski’s audio on NPR’s Talk of the Nation, focusing on efforts to narrow the achievement gap.  In addition, Dr. Hrabowski was featured recently on 60 Minutes.  A 12 minute video archive is available at:

In addition, over 40 workshops will cover a variety of topics, ranging from partnerships in city-wide system-building, financing strategies, best practices in STEM in afterschool, healthy living, and advocacy.

Event sponsors include the National League of Cities, C.S. Mott Foundation, Wallace Foundation, A.J. Fletcher Foundation, NC Department of Public Instruction, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, First in America Foundation, and the City of Charlotte.  Event planning partners include Boys & Girls Clubs, NC Department of Public Instruction, Communities in Schools of NC, Professional Educators of NC, NC Rural Economic Development Center, City of Charlotte, NC Department of Commerce, NC DHHS-Division of Child Development, NC DHHS- Division of Public Health, and POST.

To register, please contact Katie B. Crumpler, NC CAP Program Officer, at or (919) 781-6833 ext. 132.  The registration deadline is April 1.