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.

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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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Request for Proposals for 21st Century Community Learning Centers Competitive Grant Program

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce the availability of 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grant funds to be awarded to school divisions and eligible organizations to support the implementation of community learning centers that will assist student learning and development.  Funding for this program is provided through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended.

The Department will fund projects that provide significantly expanded learning opportunities for children and youth and that will assist students in meeting or exceeding state and local standards in core academic subjects. Applicants eligible to submit a proposal for this competition are school divisions, nonprofit agencies, city or county government agencies, faith-based organizations, institutions of higher education, and for-profit corporations.

Priority points will be given to those applicants that:

  • Jointly submit applications between at least one local school division and at least one public or private community organization;
  • Propose to serve students in schools that either are a priority school, focus school, or not fully accredited;
  • Propose to serve students in middle or high schools; and/or
  • Propose to serve schools with a free and reduced price lunch eligibility of 75 percent or greater.

Applicants are encouraged to consult extensively with parents, community organizations, businesses, arts and cultural organizations, and other youth development agencies, and to work in meaningful collaboration to develop 21st Century Community Learning Centers.

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Providing supper to kids through an afterschool program? The Virginia No Kid Hungry campaign is requesting your participation in a short (5-10 minute) survey designed to study how afterschool programs in the Commonwealth are meeting the nutritional needs of their participants. Please click here to support the First Lady’s initiative to end child hunger in Virginia and learn about about federal funding to provide kids with healthy meals after school. If you are interested in supporting your program’s food service with funding from the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and/or the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), please contact No Kid Hungry Virginia State Director, Eddie Oliver, at 804-692-2583 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For information about Virginia No Kid Hungry and grant opportunities follow No Kid Hungry on Facebook or Twitter, or visit their website.

 

 

What Can We Do?

Dear Afterschool Professional:

Events recently have left our small team at the National AfterSchool Association and the members of our community sad, frightened and asking, "What can we do?"
To all who work in this field, our answer is this: Keep doing what you are doing. Keep teaching children that love is greater than hate. Help them understand that violence is never an answer. Teach them to build bridges, not walls. Teach them to love and respect every single person. And above all, keep up the laser focus on developing their skills to acknowledge and manage feelings and use communication, compassion and curiosity to work through adversity.
We know this what you all do every day in your programs. That knowledge is one of the few things that gives us encouragement on days like this. Your servant leadership to the children you work with and for gives us hope for a much brighter future than we have today.
Sincerely,

The Team at NAA

 

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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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