August 15, 2023 – The Kentucky Out-of-School Alliance (KYOSA), a community of professionals and advocates dedicated to creating exceptional out-of-school programs for every student in Kentucky, has announced the members of the Kentucky Afterschool Ambassador program’s second cohort.
Founded by the KYOSA, the Kentucky Afterschool Ambassador program’s mission is to empower leaders in the field of afterschool, and to advocate for afterschool confidently and effectively for all Kentucky youth.
“We are excited to announce our second cohort of Kentucky Afterschool Ambassadors,” said KYSOA Director Tom Haggard. “Our newest ambassadors are a talented group of leaders who have committed to a year of civic engagement to strengthen community awareness, support effective programs, and bring diverse partners to the table.”
The ambassadors will receive training that prepares them for outreach to policymakers and other leaders, then participate in events and activities to promote afterschool programs and the policies that make them possible.
“Our ambassadors will not only work to directly benefit Kentucky’s youth, but they’ll also network with other advocates, sharpen their own leadership and public speaking skills, and become more engaged in the public policy process,” Haggard said.
The second cohort of Kentucky Afterschool Ambassadors and their employers are:
- Joseph Collins, Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky
- Sonya Davis, Barren County Schools
- Kateena Haynes, Boys & Girls Club of Appalachia
- Philnisha Lindsey, Fayette County Public Schools
- Angela Masden, The Prophecy Foundation
- Sharon Mofield-Boswell, Fayette County Public Schools
- Tammy Simpson, Shelby County Public Schools
- Linda Word, Capital Day School
- Laura Wright, Learning Grove