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Afterschool Opportunities Focus of Topeka Meeting

Young people often need direction or projects when school isn't in session. But it can be difficult to find appropriate programs for kids after school or during summers. That's why state and local officials, along with education professionals and youth leaders, are meeting in Topeka to strategize the creation of quality internships, mentorships and other opportunities. Marcia Dvorak (MARR-shuh duh-VORR-ahk) is director of the Kansas Enrichment Network. She says that communities and businesses can also benefit from these programs in the long run.

To get involved, or to help develop possible programs, visit the Kansas Enrichment Network online, at



Group Hopes to Create New Opportunities Through Afterschool Programs

Officials from school districts, state and local governments, and the Kansas Department of Education are meeting in Topeka to discuss after-school and summertime programs for students. Marcia Dvorak (MARR-shuh duh-VORR-ahk) of the Kansas Enrichment Network says that creating opportunities for young people when school's not in session does more than just fill up time for kids who can't find anything to do:

 More information about area after-school and summertime programs can be found online, at .



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