The West Virginia Statewide Afterschool Network (WVSAN) operates out of the West Virginia University Extension Service in Charleston, West Virginia.
The WVSAN works to sustain a statewide partnership to raise awareness of the importance and accessibility of high quality out-of-school time programs for all school age children, share criteria of effective programs and best practices among providers and the public and promote the sustainability of such programs throughout the state.
The WVSAN (WVSAN) is one of 50 afterschool networks across the country funded in part by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. The WVSAN also serves as the host organization for the West Virginia Girls Collaborative Project, working to strengthen capacity, increase continuation of girl-serving STEM programs, and create more champions for gender-equality in STEM education and careers.
The West Virginia Girls STEM Collaborative is based upon a model developed by the National Girls Collaborative Project, and replicated through a grant from the National Science Foundation.