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Out of School Time Overview

Providing Youth Opportunities to Learn and Grow Three Kids OST

Out of School Time (OST) refers to more than traditional “after school time” -- it includes the time before and after school hours, during holiday breaks, and summer break. OST covers a wide range of programs that promote learning, take place outside of regular school hours, and enhance the cognitive, social, physical, artistic and/or civic development of youth. OST programs provide a safe, accessible space, operate at both school and community sites, and encourage youth to explore the world around them.

Out of school time programs meet a number of community needs:

  • Safe, structured place for children and youth while parents work
  • Offers youth development supports and opportunities to assist youth in becoming healthy, successful adults
  • Learning activities that can complement the lessons of the school day
  • Enrichment opportunities designed to explore the world around them
  • Healthy physical fitness and recreational activities
  • A place to have fun!


Last updated: 11/15/2012 7:44:55 PM
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