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.
All children and youth in Virginia have access to high quality, out-of-school time programs that prepare them to be successful in school, work, and life.
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, 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.
Highlight Your Program at the Statewide Summit
You are invited to submit a digital video clip highlighting your afterschool/out-of-school time program. On June 6, 2012, the Virginia Partnership for Out-of-School Time (VPOST) will host a Summit at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, VA to discuss the need for before and after school programs, summer activities and other out-of-school time (OST) learning opportunities for youth.To strengthen ways that city and state leaders collaborate to provide these opportunities, the National League of Cities’ (NLC) Institute for Youth, Education and Families (YEF Institute) selected nine statewide afterschool networks from across the country to host summits on expanding access to afterschool programs and building citywide OST systems.
Throughout the course of the Summit, attendees will have the opportunity to see video examples of exemplary programs across Virginia. Participating organizations are invited to submit a 3-5 minute digital video clip that highlights your afterschool/out-of-school time program.If you are interested in submitting a video of your program to be broadcast during the VPOST Summit, please complete this application:
If you have questions or need additional information, please contact:
Blaire U. Denson, Director
Virginia Partnership for Out-of-School Time