CCAN, of Cheshire County, New Hampshire, is a nonprofit organization that provides leadership to strengthen the quality and accessibility of local out-of-school-time programs, so that all youth will become responsible citizens ready for school, work, and life. CCAN existed for several years as an informal coalition of afterschool professionals who met regularly to network and collaborate on professional training activities. It was formally organized in 2010, and incorporated as a New Hampshire nonprofit corporation in March 2011, with the following vision, mission and goals:
All Cheshire County youth are engaged, productive, responsible citizens ready for school, work, and life.
To empower, support, and sustain community collaborations that achieve positive social, health, and education outcomes for all youth in Cheshire County.
CCAN will provide leadership to strengthen the quality and accessibility of out of school time programming in Cheshire County.
- Ensure availability, access, and affordability to Out of School Time (OST) programs for all youth
- Align programs with OST quality standards
- Build broad partnerships with community leaders to ensure positive environments for successful youth development
- Assure sustainability for CCAN and OST programs