The Role of Software in Providing Funding for After-School Programs ; Afterschool Activities and Early Child Development

Durning, Jack, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia
Ibrahim, Ahmed, EN-Comp Science Dept, University of Virginia
Norton, Peter, EN-Engineering and Society, University of Virginia
Gorman, Michael, EN-Engineering and Society, University of Virginia

Though afterschool activities promote the healthy development of young children, funding for such programs is scarce.
An online platform can help schools find the funding they need. The research team replaced an online survey that a nonprofit used to manage funds for after-school activities. We developed an application-handling platform on which users can submit applications; the owner can then collect and organize the data to optimize allocation of funds. The system meets all client requirements, and streamlines basic processes, improving efficiency.
Afterschool activities promote healthy development and relationships, improve academic performance and provide safety. Yet schools, parents, and others disagree about the attributes of good afterschool programs, and over how scarce funds may best be spent. Afterschool programs are the product of their competing visions.

BS (Bachelor of Science)
afterschool , afterschool activties, afterschool programs, extracurriculars, extracurricular activities

School of Engineering and Applied Science
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Technical Advisor: Ahmed Ibrahim
STS Advisor: Peter Norton
Technical Team Members: Victor Cruz, Nadia Hassan, Siddharth Ghatti, Tae Whoan Lim

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