San Francisco is home to more than 50,000 elementary and middle school age youth, all of whom need enriching, positive, and fun activities in the hours away from school. Out of School Time (OST) programs provide learning opportunities for youth that foster their academic, socio-emotional, and physical development during after school hours, weekends, and summers. OST programs for elementary and middle school youth are one of DCYF's largest investments with more than $15 million granted annually to more than 200 programs in neighborhoods across San Francisco. Learn more about Out of School Time.
DCYF grants funds to afterschool programs at school sites and community-based sites, specialized service providers, summer programs and a literacy effort called SF TEAM. In addition, DCYF and SFUSD fund the San Francisco Beacon Centers, community hubs operated by non-profit organizations at public schools that provide out of school time programming, family engagement opportunities, and other services to support youth. All of DCYF's grantees must adhere to DCYF’s standards for OST programs, which were originally developed in 2006 with provider input and have been updated to reflect San Francisco Afterschool for All’s citywide definition of quality programming.
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Partnerships and Networks
The San Francisco Summer Learning Workgroup members include: school and community based youth organizations, evaluation agencies, San Francisco Public Library, parent advocates, and community and parent volunteers. The workgroup's three main goals for 2014-15 were to promote awareness of the importance of summer learning programs; to foster the adoption of citywide tools (such as the Summer Quality Self-Assessment (QSA) and the Core Competencies) among providers and funders; and to provide input on citywide professional development events for summer programs.