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FAN CEO Larry Pintacuda discusses the importance of quality afterschool

on Public Television's "American Graduate Day: Let's make it happen"

Watch American Graduate Day - Florida Afterschool Network on PBS. See more from WFSU American Graduate.

FAN conducts Florida's first Afterschool Stakeholder Summit

See the Stakeholder Summit press release and the Expanded Learning press release.

Joe Davis, Chief Operating Officer of FAN and an Official Spokesperson for the Expanded Learning and Afterschool Project, Discusses the Importance of High-Quality Afterschool Programs

Across the country, high quality afterschool programs are helping accelerate student achievement. And, because the programs are community-driven and tap into local expertise... Read the article.

FAN Board member Claudia Davant named Florida Afterschool Champion of the year by the National Afterschool Alliance

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FACT Sheet on Proposed Committee Bills

Download a copy of the FACT Sheet on Proposed Committee Bills
Download a copy of the FACT Sheet on Afterschool Funding in Florida

Larry Pintacuda and Modesto Abety discuss afterschool at the Children's Trust

View a video of Larry Pintacuda and Modesto Abety discussing afterschool at the Children's Trust.

Letter from Larry Pintacuda Executive Director of FAN to Gerard Robinson, Commissioner Florida Department of Education

Please read the correspondence from Larry Pintacuda to State Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson

Governor Rick Scott Proclaims October 20, 2011 as Lights on Afterschool day in Florida

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Governor Rick Scott Proclaims June 21st as Summer Learning Day in Florida

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FAN Panel of Champions

  • Vivian Alarcon
    Retired Executive Director, Florida Association of Counties; retired CEO, Florida Children's Services Councils
  • David Armstrong
    President, Broward College
  • Frank Brogan
    Chancellor, Florida's State University System
  • Bob Buesing
    Senior Partner, Trenam - Kemker and Chair
  • Karen Buesing
    Senior Partner, Akerman - Senterfit
  • Kathy Castor
    Congresswomen for Florida District 11 Tampa
  • Santiago Carroda
    Chief of Staff, Tampa
  • Dr. David Christiansen
    Principal, Maynard Evans High School
  • Kim Kelling Engstrom
    Director of Educational Services, WFSU
  • The Honorable John Frusciante
    Retired Judge 17th Judicial Circuit
  • Suzette Harvey
    Executive Director, PrimeTime WPB
  • David Lawrence Jr.
    Retired Publisher of the Miami Herald, and President of the Children's Movement of Florida
  • Karl Nurse
    City Council Member St. Petersburg
  • Art O'Hara
    Executive Director, R'Club
  • Dr. David Marcus
    Pediatric Physician and Vice Chair, Healthy Kids Corp.
  • Liza McFadden
    President & Founder, Volunteer USA
  • Norm Penner
    President and CEO of the Boys and Girls of St. Lucie County
  • Twan Russell
    Director of Youth and Community Programs - Miami Dolphins
  • John Rutherford
    Sheriff, Jacksonville/Duval
  • Ralph Smith
    Executive Director and Founder, Computer Mentors Group Inc.

Download our flyer to find out What Our Champions Do.

Panel of Champions Press Release

By Jenna Brown
January 6, 2011

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After the School Bell Rings: The Florida Story

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The Afterschool Alliance is a nonprofit public awareness and advocacy organization working to ensure that all children have access to quality afterschool programs. More information is available at

The JCPenney Afterschool Fund is a charitable organization committed to providing children in need with access to life-enriching afterschool programs that inspire children to be smart, strong and socially responsible. To date, JCPenney and the JCPenney Afterschool Fund have contributed more than $80 million to local afterschool programs in every JCPenney community through partnerships with the YMCA of the USA, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, National 4-H and FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). For more information, visit


Florida Afterschool Network (FAN)

Phone: (850) 921-4494 Ext. 301