Positive outcomes for youth are the result of quality out-of-school programs.

 

 

 

If not involved in quality, out-of-school programs, children are at risk of engaging in negative behavior.

 

 

A key group of organizations and individuals is emerging to focus on improving out-of-school time for children and youth in VA.

 

 
 
 


 

Vision

All children and youth in Virginia have access to high quality out-of-school time that prepares them to be successful in school, work, and life.

Mission

To foster a statewide system of exemplary out-of-school programs and resources to support the academic, social, emotional, and physical development of Virginia’s children and youth.

VPOST IS A MEMBER OF:

Statewide afterschool networks

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Developing Services for Virginia's School-age Children and Youth

VPOST, the Virginia Partnership for Out-of-School-Time, is a statewide  public-private partnership dedicated to developing and expanding academic, social, emotional, and physical supports and services to school-age children and youth across the Commonwealth of Virginia during the out-of-school time hours – before-school, after-school, vacation periods, and summer. V-post.org is the official website of the Virginia Partnership for Out-of-School-Time.

 

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America After 3PM

More Students in Virginia and Nationally Are Attending Summer Learning Programs, But Unmet Demand Is High. Washington, DC — Participation in summer learning programs in Virginia has increased in the last five years, but there is still tremendous unmet demand, according to data from the America After 3PM study. It found that 34 percent of families in the state report that at least one of their children participated in a summer learning program in 2013, compared with 26 percent in 2008. Nationally, 33 percent of families have at least one child in a summer learning program, up from 25 percent in 2008. Despite the progress at the state and national levels, the demand for summer programs far exceeds the rate of participation.

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Summer Learning

More Students in Virginia and Nationally Are Attending Summer Learning Programs, But Unmet Demand Is High.

Washington, DC — Participation in summer learning programs in Virginia has increased in the last five years, but there is still tremendous unmet demand, according to data from the America After 3PM study. It found that 34 percent of families in the state report that at least one of their children participated in a summer learning program in 2013, compared with 26 percent in 2008. Nationally, 33 percent of families have at least one child in a summer learning program, up from 25 percent in 2008. Despite the progress at the state and national levels, the demand for summer programs far exceeds the rate of participation.

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Coming Soon! VPOST 2015 Conference

An exclusive gathering of champions for quality out-of-school time programming in Virginia, designed for professionals working in the field of Education, Juvenile Justice, School-Age Child Care, Prevention and Youth Development, Recreation, Military Family Support, and Social Services. On Monday, October 5, 2015 at the Boar’s Head Inn in Charlottesville, Virginia, 300 active leaders in education and out-of-school time from around the state will gather to learn more about why Summer Learning Matters. Workshop topics will include Summer Learning, Physical Activity and Wellness, College and Career Readiness, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), Arts and Humanities, Service Learning and Mentoring, and Parental Engagement. Registration will open in Mid-July.  

 

Afterschool is the New Norm

By: Jodi Grant

As the pace of work ratchets backs up, and we face the challenges and opportunities a new year brings, I wanted to take a moment to look at where we are, and where we need to go.  We learned a lot about that in 2014, with the release of our third America After 3PM report, the most in-depth survey exploring the afterschool hours in our nation. Over the past 10 years, afterschool program participation has increased by more than 50 percent, to more than 10 million children.  Quite an accomplishment. But the unmet demand for afterschool programs has also seen a steady increase.

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