Charlotte NEXT



Out of school Time Initiative 
A Public Private Partnership

The Goal of Charlotte NEXT is to increase the number of students in 6-8 grades, who are currently attending Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) most challenged schools, participating in high quality Out of School Time programs.

Young people need more high-quality opportunities to engage in meaningful academic and enrichment activities with their peers, in well managed, professionally facilitated programs outside of the traditional school day.

Ideally, such programs should be available to all students in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. At this moment, and given a range of reasons (including limited resources and the number and availability of high-quality programs), we are proposing that this initiative focus on the middle grades in under performing schools with high concentrations of poverty.


  • Create Program Locator Mobile App
  • Develop competitive Provider Mini-Grant program to alleviate service gaps
  • Provide Professional Development opportunities and funds

To find out how your company can support this initiative call or email Dr. Ross Danis (704) 335-0100 x223

You’re invited to be a part of an exclusive group to help MeckEd develop a program locator so parents can easily find suitable Out of School Time programs for their middle school age children.
April 1, 2017
9 am – 11:30 am

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