The steering committee serves to make strategic decisions concerning future realization of the Network’s work plan, projects and special events. The committee makes decisions about which of the presented projects will be realized, and which will not. It is responsible for the management and monitoring of the work plan deliverables, projects and special events from ideation to implementation, which means that it controls the realization of the work at the strategic level and monitors proposals, costs and deadlines. We are fortunate to have the following members of our steering committee who provide expertise and resources, sustainability and quality, help execute DEAN’s work plan and champion afterschool issues.