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Class of 2016-17

Class of 2016-17

The Riley Institute is proud to announce its fifth class of White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellows who, beginning in October 2016 will spend ten months studying afterschool and expanded learning policy and developing state-level policy plans in partnership with their State Afterschool Networks and the National Afterschool Alliance.

The group was on Furman's campus October 2 - 7, 2016. For the White-Riley-Peterson Conference Schedule of Activities, click here.

Meet the 2016-17 class!

Sixteen leaders in the field of afterschool and expanded learning nationwide were selected as White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellows as part of a partnership between the Riley Institute at Furman University and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

The new class of White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellows brings the total number of program participants to 75 since the initiative was launched in 2012.

Through discussion of actual case studies led by policy change-makers, the 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 in October, Fellows will study afterschool/expanded learning policy and develop and implement state-level policy projects in partnership with their Statewide Afterschool Networks and the national Afterschool Alliance.

The White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellowship is named for William S. White, President and CEO of the C.S. Mott Foundation; Richard W. Riley, former South Carolina Governor and U.S. Secretary of Education under President Clinton; and Dr. Terry Peterson, National Board Chair with the Afterschool Alliance, Director, Afterschool and Community Learning Network,  and senior fellow at the Riley Institute.

Press Coverage

Furman Press Release

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