Dr. Denise Shockley, GVESC Superintendent, was a panelist at the Best Foot Forward Conference held in Powell, OH, on February 23,2023. The conference was hosted by the Ohio Afterschool Network and reached a broad audience of afterschool and summer learning professionals. Nina Pace, Financial Program Manager in the Office of Federal Programs at the Ohio Department of Education, was the panel moderator. The panel discussion focused on monitoring, collaboration, grant closeout, and sustainability of 21st Century Community Learning Center grants. Dr. Shockley specifically said, "Partnerships are key components in sharing resources beyond the grant period. Start telling your story from the time you write the grant until it ends. And, then keep talking and sharing on every platform you can access."