By Tyler Sutherland
The Manitoba government launched its After School Network on Friday, providing a look at the more than 40 organizations that offer after-school programming to the province’s children and young people.
Children and Youth Opportunities Minister Kevin Chief announced the network during a news conference, saying it’s about bringing community-based organizations together that provide activities for children and youth aged six to 18.
“The After School Network gives these organizations the opportunity to work together to strengthen after-school programs and shows our commitment as a government to investing in them and working collaboratively to help our province’s children and youth reach their fullest potential,” Chief said.
Organizations that provide positive activities are receiving a combined $12 million from the province to continue their programming.
The After School Network will hold a similar launch event in Thompson on March 19 and 20 for youthserving organizations from northern Manitoba.