Working with OST providers to build quality programming — focused on early-literacy, high-school readiness, and career / college readiness.
Improving access to quality OST programs through family-focused communication and outreach.
Working together and leveraging resources to better serve families, children, and youth. Gathering, using, and sharing data for program improvement.
Our partner network includes City of Philadelphia departments — Office of Children and Families, Parks & Recreation, and Free Library of Philadelphia — School District of Philadelphia, William Penn Foundation, After School Activities Partnership, ReadBy4th Campaign, Citywide OST providers, and more.
What is Out of School Time (OST)?
Structured learning opportunities that happen outside of the school day – including before school, after school, weekend, holiday, and summer programming.
Why Does it Matter?
Quality OST Programs support working parents and caregivers, benefit a child’s academic, social, and personal development, and help children and youth stay safe to avoid high-risk behaviors.Learn More