Maureen Alley, communications director
Employee Accepted to After School Pilot Fellowship Program
Fellowship to focus on improving local after school programming
Madison, Wisconsin (Friday, December 9, 2022) — Wisconsin Youth Company employee Courtney Howard joins Madison Out-Of-School Time After School Fellows Pilot program to learn and improve the out-of-school time profession in Madison, Wisconsin. Ten industry professionals were chosen by out-of-state youth workers for an eight-month-long fellowship.
“Being a part of the MOST Fellowship means so much to me. I have been working in the education field for almost 18 years, and the fellowship allows me to share my experience and knowledge, as well as work and learn with others in the community. I am excited to have this opportunity to be able to partner along with these nine other amazing individuals, and to build the communities we serve,” Howard says.
The fellowship includes monthly workshops by various industry presenters including City of Madison employee and University of Wisconsin instructor Yolanda Shelton Morris, Harvard Graduate School of Education professor Dr. Bianca Baldridge, University of Wisconsin Center for Education Research Scientist Dr. Annalee Good, and presenters from the National Institute on Out-of-School Time. Fellows will complete a larger impact project that will focus on improving program quality or improving access.
Howard joined Wisconsin Youth Company in February 2019 as the site supervisor of After School at Elver Park Neighborhood Center, and was recognized by MOST for its annual Outstanding Youth Worker Award in 2021.