Support free afterschool for Missoula youth.

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The Flagship Program is a community-school partnership that enhances the social, academic, cultural and physical achievement of Missoula's youth by creating opportunities that help them to succeed and grow to become healthy and productive adults.

In partnership with Missoula County Public Schools (MCPS) and under the organizational umbrella of Western Montana Mental Health Center, Flagship provides afterschool opportunities for students in eight MCPS sites in grades K-12. Enrollment in Flagship is open to all students at Franklin, Hawthorne and Lowell Elementary, Meadow Hill, Washington and CS Porter Middle and Hellgate and Willard Alternative High Schools. Flagship's afterschool program focus consists of four core components: academic achievement, health and wellness, art and culture and positive social development. Each participating Flagship school site has a full-time Youth Development Coordinator (YDC) dedicated to the coordination of all programming for that respective school. Flagship is unique to Missoula and FREE of charge to all participants and families.

Overall data for the 2016-2017 school year, compiled from all eight Flagship school sites:

26,700 Inclusive program attendance of student participants (including comprehensive participation)

9,708 participants in events

1,658 individual youth participants

51,514 total hours of youth participation

387 total activities offered

626 volunteers who gave over 10,260 hours of service

Lower income families served: approximately 50% of all Flagship students participate in the free or reduced school lunch programs

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