Evidence shows that afterschool and expanded learning programs keep kids safe, inspire them to learn, and improve their outcomes in school and life, all while giving working parents peace of mind. Through two unique programs, the Riley Institute equips afterschool leaders across South Carolina and the nation with the frameworks and tools they need to improve and expand afterschool and expanded learning, one of the five primary innovative approaches to public education that the Institute supports.

White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellowship

Our national fellowship program, now in its eleventh year, provides participants with a real-world understanding of the art and science of afterschool policymaking.

South Carolina Afterschool Leader Empowered

SCALE prepares emerging afterschool leaders in South Carolina with the tools and frameworks they need to build strong partnerships, secure funding, design and scale effective programming, and more.