Out of SChool TIme Service Area Strategy

Comprehensive Year-Round and Summer Learning Strategy

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Overview

The Out of School Time (OST) Comprehensive Year-Round and Summer Learning Strategy is designed to ensure that there is continuous support and programming for children and youth outside of school hours throughout the school year and summer. Comprehensive Year-Round and Summer Learning provides skill building, physical activity, enrichment and grade specific transition supports to participants during the school year and summer. The Comprehensive Year-Round and Summer Learning Strategy targets elementary and middle school youth.

DCYF allocated $16,389,389 in annual funding to 57 programs across 47 agencies for the OST Comprehensive Year-Round and Summer Learning Strategy.

Our Comprehensive Year-Round and Summer Learning Strategy Goals include:

  • To ensure youth have access to high-quality year-round Comprehensive Afterschool and Summer Learning programs in their communities that support their learning, build their skills, provide opportunities for enrichment and academic growth.

  • To prevent summer learning loss.

  • To support the needs of working families.

  • To support participants’ development of social and emotional skills.

  • To build community in programs by focusing on cultural awareness, ethnic/racial identity and neighborhood pride for youth involved in the program.

Our Comprehensive Year-Round and Summer Learning Strategy 2018-2023 Grantees include: