Expanded Learning Network

The Expanded Learning Network (ELN) is a coalition of afterschool and out of school time providers dedicated to serving youth of all ages in the greater Binghamton region. The ELN is a chapter of the statewide organization the Network for Youth Success. For updated information, check out the Expanded Learning Network's official website!


Our mission is to cultivate growth of quality expanded learning opportunities by fostering connections and supporting partnerships through networking, collaboration and advocacy.

We envision a community where:

  • Young people have access to high quality, well-resourced out of school time programming
  • Schools, youth-serving agencies, businesses, and faith communities collaborate to provide supportive programs focused on youth voice, careers, and positive youth development
  • Out of school time providers feel connected, supported, and highly competent in their work
  • Local and state government offers vocal support and action for out of school time programs
  • Parents and community members are aware of our community’s wide variety of programs and volunteer/donation opportunities

Check out our calendar of upcoming grant deadlines and other funding-related opportunities!  

Lights on Afterschool

An annual celebration of great afterschool programs in our community and across the country!  Check out the Lights on Afterschool page to find a participating program near you!

Lights on Afterschool in the News!

Last updated March 29, 2018