Lights on for New Jersey After 3!

New Jersey After 3 is delighted to share that it will see the light of another day!

On October 31, 2011 – the day when New Jersey After 3 was closing operation, Governor Christie announced that the state will work with us to build a new public-private partnership – committed to supporting our mission to expand afterschool opportunities for New Jersey’s youth.

You can watch Governor Christie’s announcement HERE.

The state has asked New Jersey After 3 to participate in the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waiver application process – which will provide us with an opportunity to work with the state, federal government, local school districts and others to support the expansion of high quality expanded learning time programs for tens of thousands of children around the state.

While there is an expectation of public funding, once funds have been secured through the NCLB and a new partnership is developed, New Jersey After 3 will have to work with its core supporters and potential new donors to secure the funds necessary to sustain its operations in the interim.

We are grateful for this opportunity to stay true to our mission to expand and improve afterschool opportunities for New Jersey’s youth, and we look forward to the time when we can serve New Jersey families once again.

New Jersey After 3’s innovative partnerships

New Jersey After 3’s innovative partnerships have made significant contributions to New Jersey’s expanded learning time landscape!

An affordable evidence-based model that can be brought to scale in any New Jersey community;
The first city-wide evidence-based afterschool partnership in a major urban center (Trenton) in which the school district, the City, New Jersey After 3, private funders and several nonprofit partners expanded learning time for over 2,400 kids in every District school. This partnership is aligned with the strategy now being advocated for by the National League of Cities.
The first Promising Practices Competition and Showcase, highlighting and recognizing the best in afterschool.
Recognition as a Veteran Lead Agency for Global Youth Service Day and Semester of Service.
Integration of afterschool into a community schools model.
Hosting the State’s first Expanded Learning Time Summit.
Developed the State’s first online Afterschool Directory.
Instrumental in the distribution of more than 141,000 free, NEW books to over 33,000 children throughout New Jersey.
Provided a comprehensive system of professional development for more than 6,000 afterschool staff and site managers.