Youth Support Network

ACT for Alexandria is pleased to partner with the Frank & Betty Wright Foundation, Alexandria City Public Schools, the City of Alexandria Parks & Recreation Department, youth-serving community organizations, and other stakeholders to support the ACPS Virtual PLUS+ vision for supportive programs and services so that all children in Alexandria can be successful with distance learning. ACT has hired a Network Manager, Caitlin Brown, who will focus on building relationships and collaboration among out-of-school time (OST) stakeholders, including the Virtual PLUS+ partners, ultimately strengthening the out-of-school time network and system.

Our hope is that this initial effort will expand into a multi-year, multi-faceted initiative that will have a far-reaching impact on the educational, social and emotional, and career-readiness outcomes for Alexandria’s children and youth. It builds on ACT’s experience and success as the coordinator and host for the Early Care and Education Workgroup, a five-year initiative that strengthened the network of nonprofits and government entities that help young children (0-5) thrive.