Brent Cummings loves afterschool education! Expanding upon his love of lifelong learning and his commitment to encouraging and engaging youth afterschool, Brent has recently been selected as an Afterschool Ambassador for the Afterschool Alliance. He is one of just 13 local leaders from across the country to be chosen for the honor this year.
“I am extremely honored to be a member of such an amazing team,” said Brent. “It is increasingly important that we continue to advocate for, and engage our youth in, afterschool programming. I am excited to spread the word and share the awesomeness that is afterschool programming both through measurable results and the actuality of amazing programs.”
In addition to his role as an Afterschool Ambassador, Brent serves as the Program Director for the 21st Century Community Learning Center initiative managed by Walla Walla Public Schools. This program’s ongoing success rates, significantly higher than expected, reflect Brent’s passion for educating at-risk youth in afterschool environments. The unique methodologies and curricula utilized in the WWPS 21st CCLC programs captivate all youth, whose intense engagement prepares them for future success.
Brent will continue directing WWPS’s 21st CCLC afterschool programs while also serving the one-year Afterschool Ambassador term organizing public events, communicating with policy makers, and building support for afterschool programs.
In his role as Afterschool Ambassador, Brent will be engaged in national and state level work to build public will and raise awareness around the importance of afterschool programming in supporting young people future success in school and in life. Stay tuned for more from Brent over this year as he settles into this new, exciting role.