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Playworks and Camp Fire Collaborate to Bring Safer and Healthier Play to Schools

Two national youth development organizations are partnering to launch a new youth development program in Anchorage and Kansas City.

Their Finest Hour: Coming Together for Families and Children – Kauffman Foundation

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (August 2021) “With schools closed during the pandemic, an alliance of nonprofit leaders showed quiet heroics by taking the risk to set up learning centers without funding in place, or an end in sight.”


Helping Students Recover and Accelerating Success by the National Afterschool Alliance

House Afterschool Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives David Cicilline and Don Young will speak to the importance of strong federal support for afterschool and summer learning programs and the impact programs have on local communities. Following remarks by the Congressmen, a panel, including Camp Fire Heartland Executive Director, Erin Balleine, will discuss the role that afterschool and summer learning programs have played this year in supporting students during the pandemic.