The California AfterSchool Network


The California AfterSchool Network

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Our Purpose

The California AfterSchool Network (CAN) exists to make a difference in the health and well-being of children, youth, their families, and their communities by strengthening access to high-quality Out-of-School Time (OST)* programs.

Our Vision

We envision compassionate communities that collaborate with OST programs to support whole children, families, and communities so that every young person, and every family is well-known, well-cared for, and prepared to thrive.

Our Mission

We provide the resources and support needed by the OST field and its partners across sectors to build high quality OST programs that improve the lives of California’s most vulnerable children, youth, families, and communities.

Access CAN’s Guidelines for Governance – Approved June 2022

Access CAN’s full Statement of Strategic Direction for 2022-2025