The Alaska Children’s Trust was founded in 1988. The organization strives to prevent and eliminate child abuse within the state. The Trust works with other similar nonprofits who share the same mission, including Prevent Child Abuse in Alaska and Strengthening Families.
One of the programs The Alaska Children’s Trust works with is the Alaska Afterschool Network, known as AAN. The program strives to offer more educational outlets and opportunities for children across the state. In November of 2016 the Alaska Afterschool Conference was held to help provide information and resources to providers who administer activities, supervision, and education to Alaskan children outside of school hours. The workshop featured workshops from presenters at both a local and national level. The conference was made possible through a partnership of the Department of Early Education and Development as well as AAN.