In July 2000, ten South Carolina representatives participated in a national symposium entitled After School Programs: Vision 2000 and Beyond sponsored by the Afterschool Alliance, in collaboration with the Disney Institute, Disney Learning Partnership and US Department of Education. During the Afterschool Symposium, our team engaged in a productive process of visioning, analysis and planning for after school services in South Carolina. The team returned to South Carolina with a shared vision of and a commitment to quality after school programs.
The overall goal of the South Carolina Afterschool Alliance (SCAA) is to establish a statewide network of diverse stakeholders that will guide, support and enable quality after school services and policies for all children and youth.
SCAA mission is to raise awareness, increase sustainability, and promote the importance of quality after school and summer learning programs.
- Education and Communication
- Technical Assistance
Education and Communication
To raise awareness of the importance of quality after school programs by informing the community of critical needs and issues
To serve as a voice to identify needs and ensure resource availability for after school providers, children, youth and families
To serve as a broker, organizer and facilitator for promoting and identifying best practices, programs and gaps of services, that address special needs for specific areas
To collaborate with organizations and groups with a shared vision to develop partnerships and link services
Meet Our Team
Working together to support and promote quality out of school time programs:
Zelda Q. Waymer, Executive Director
Kimberly R. Carmichael, M.Ed., Technical Assistance Manager
Del Ruff, Strategy Officer
Liz Joye, Dimensions of Success Observer
Melissa Lindler, Dimensions of Success Observer
John Meyers, Dimensions of Success Observer
Erica McCleskey, Dimensions of Success Observer
Meika Samuel, Dimensions of Success Observer
LaTisha Vaughn-Brandon, Dimensions of Success Observer
We always need volunteers! Contact us if you are interested in volunteering.
Meet our Board of Directors
The strategic guidance, partnerships and leadership offered by board members assures children and families have access to quality out of school time programs.
Sam Johnson, Chair
Office of the Mayor
City of Columbia, South Carolina
Ken May, Treasurer
South Carolina Arts Commission
Kerry Abel, Secretary
Richland County School District One
SC Department of Education
Iron Yard Ventures
Former Deputy Superintendent of Education and Education Advisor to Governor Mark Sanford
SC Department of Commerce
Dr. Milton Marley
Retired Assistant District Superintendent
Dr. Terry Peterson
Senior Fellow, Richard Riley Institute at Furman University and
College of Charleston
Zelda Quiller Waymer
South Carolina Afterschool Alliance
Join and be a part of over 1300 diverse individuals and organizations who share the same mission of improving access to quality out of school time programs!
Join The Network
We compiled resources including research, funding opportunities, activities, and more! All of which we hope will be useful to out of school time stakeholders.