Message From Co-Chairs

Children and youth across the Commonwealth need our help and support to become caring and productive members of our society. As Co-Chairs of this Special Commission, we welcome your input as we work together with our 36 members to craft recommendations on how best to support the healthy development of children and youth when they are in and out of school. In addition to the Commission meetings about this critical issue, we intend to hold at least nine public hearings across the Commonwealth. We are aware that not everyone will be able to attend and and invite you to use this blog to communicate with us about your issues and concerns. We look forward to your comments.

Posting Rules and Etiquette

We welcome and value your feedback and ask that you do the following in order to post your comments to this blog. 1. To provide your first and last name and the town or city in which you live to help us track the feedback statewide. 2. To label your comments so we can direct your feedback to the right Commission Work Group. The Commission's three Work Groups are: 1) Information and Access; 2) Quality, Workforce and Professional Development and 3) Sustainability. If your comments cut across all three Work Groups, please label that as "Crosscutting Issue". 3. To add constructive and professional comments - rude or profane comments will be deleted. Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Special Commission Prepares to Release Final Report

Please join Co-Chairs, Senator Thomas McGee and Representative Marie St. Fleur next week as they release the final report of the Massachusetts Special Commission on After School and Out of School Time . Report release events will be held on:

Tuesday, November 13, 5 PM - 7 PM - North End Youth Center, 1772 Dwight Street in Springfield

Thursday, November 15, 3 PM - 5 PM - State House, Nurses Hall in Boston

Youth and the work they have created in their afterschool programs will be featured.
An Executive Summary and a CD of the full report will also be made available.

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