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White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellowship

Developing policy leaders for afterschool and expanded learning

The Riley Institute at Furman has received a $310,000 grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation for its White-Riley-Peterson (WRP) Policy Fellowship program.

The WRP Fellowship equips graduates with a real-world understanding of the art and science of sound policy-making for afterschool and expanded learning.

In the 10-month program, which begins each September, Fellows study afterschool and expanded learning policy and develop and implement state-level policy projects in partnership with their Statewide Afterschool Networks.

“Afterschool and summer learning adds to what kids learn in school, enriches and engages them with creative activities, and keeps them safe in those afterschool hours,” said former South Carolina Governor and U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley. “The Riley Institute works with advocates from across the nation to help support these vital programs,” he added.

Since the fellowship was launched in 2012, 106 individuals from 49 states have participated in the program. The Mott grant will support the institute’s eighth and ninth classes of fellows. To view the press release in its entirety, click here

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