Our Mission & Vision

Utah Afterschool Network is a statewide agency that ensures Utah’s children have access to high-quality afterschool programs that keep them engaged, learning, and safe. We assist afterschool teams in building quality programs by mentoring program staff, facilitating professional learning opportunities, and collaboratively creating a model of best practices for programs statewide. We also support national and statewide advocacy initiatives that promote afterschool programs.

Mission

Utah Afterschool Network is a catalyst for building strong, safe, and healthy afterschool programs to support youth, families, and communities.

Vision

Every child in Utah has access to high-quality afterschool programs.

Value Statements

YOUTH deserve to feel loved, safe, and supported by caring relationships, empowering them to foster growth within themselves and within their communities.

AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS are a safe and enriching space for all youth by providing an intentionally structured environment influenced by youth voice, relationships, and a sense of belonging. These programs are part of the larger community as they support families and individuals with a wide variety of needs, backgrounds, and demographics in an evolving society.

WE ARE A TEAM of passionate quality driven individuals who are dedicated to the ideals and needs of youth and families. Our team facilitates quality growth of afterschool programs by using personal experiences, relevant research, and evidence-based strategies to engage and empower afterschool professionals who serve youth and families outside of the school day.