New York State Network for Youth Success
The New York State Network for Youth Success (formerly AfterSchool Works! NY: the New York State Afterschool Network) is statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to building a youth-serving system that increases the quality and availability of afterschool and expanded learning programs.
The Network for Youth Success supports all programs that provide support for young people’s intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development outside the traditional school day or as an expansion of the traditional school day. These programs include those that serve youth in kindergarten through 12th grade, take place in schools and/or in community-based settings, and occur before and after school, during weekends, holidays, and summer breaks, or during the school day through partnerships with community organizations.
The Network for Youth Success convenes partners and coordinates them around a common agenda focused on partnership development, policy development, and capacity building. The network connects practice with policy across a broad range of state, regional, and local partners that represent the afterschool, expanded learning, community schools, and youth development fields broadly. Stakeholders, allies, and partners include public agency leadership, elected officials, policymakers, program providers, community members, leaders from the nonprofit sector, advocates and advocacy groups, members of the philanthropic community, intermediary organizations, capacity building providers, and researchers.