Learn to Earn Dayton is thrilled to share that Maya Dorsey, Director of K-12 Strategies, has been selected for the White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellowship, offered by the Riley Institute at Furman University. The Fellowship creates opportunities for a nationwide network of leaders to harness their collective expertise to expand and improve afterschool and summer learning programming.
Seventeen afterschool leaders from across the country have been selected to participate in this prestigious program, designed to equip fellows with the policy knowledge to successfully advocate for afterschool programs. WRP fellows will receive training to help ensure that policies protect and sustain high-quality afterschool programs that are so vital to student success.
Dorsey is especially excited for how this
opportunity will benefit students here locally and across Ohio. She shares:
"This fellowship is meaningful because it will provide me with the opportunity to learn from and work with practitioners from around the country to glean new insights about how they are advocating for out-of-school time policy changes for their communities and through their states. I am hoping to use those learnings to better Ohio afterschool and summer programs for students and families in the state of Ohio."
Over the course of 10 months, Dorsey will join with the cohort of fellows from across the nation to learn from policy experts and benefit from national
networking opportunities made possible by the Afterschool Alliance and the 50 State Afterschool Network. WRP fellows will put these new policy skills to use as they develop and implement afterschool-related policy projects in their home states that ultimately support expanded learning opportunities for children across the country.
Learn more about the White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellowship here.