The Connecticut After School Network wants to congratulate Mallory Deprey from the New Britain YWCA who was chosen in this year’s class of White Riley Peterson Fellows. She, along with our own Dr. Ken Anthony are the only Connecticut Fellows.

Why is this important?

The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation is a great supporter of after school quality programming. They partner with many different organizations including the Riley Institute at Furman University.

What is the Riley Institute at Furman University and why are they an advocate of after school?

This organization launched an initiative in 2012 to offer Fellowships to a select group of participants. There have been a total of 91 students accepted since the launch.

These participants discuss actual case studies led by policy change-makers; the Fellowship equips graduates with a real world understanding of the art and science of sound policy-making for afterschool and expanded learning.

In the 10-month program, which begins in October, Fellows will study afterschool/expanded learning policy and develop and implement state-level policy projects in partnership with their Statewide Afterschool Networks and the national Afterschool Alliance.

This program is a wonderful opportunity to help move after school and learning policy forward across the country.