Formerly known as the Afterschool Leadership Circle (ALC), the Rhode Island Afterschool Network (RIAN) is a statewide network of Rhode Islanders who support quality afterschool and summer learning opportunities for young people. RIAN is one of 50 Statewide Afterschool Networks, supported by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. RIAN develops partnerships, informs policies, and shapes practices that sustain and increase the number of quality programs across Rhode Island.

Our members develop systems that support the academic, social, emotional, and physical outcomes for youth.

What does the RI Afterschool network do?
  • Works to make sure all Rhode Island Children have access to quality afterschool and summer learning programs.
  • Encourages schools and communities to work together so that all kids have their social, emotional, health, and academic needs met.
  • Raises awareness about the importance of this type of learning.
  • Works with local and state officials to implement policies that expand access to quality afterschool and summer programs in Rhode Island.

Pages with information on RIAN membership and upcoming events are currently under construction. Please visit us in late November for updates.