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 out-of-school time hours:
before-school, afterschool, vacation periods, and summer!

Our 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.

Our 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.

Virginia After 3PM

For years, afterschool programs have kept kids safe, inspired them to learn, and helped working families. Just released in December of 2020, Virginia After 3PM, a part of America After 3PM, found that unmet demand has skyrocketed. For every Virginia child in an afterschool program, 4 are waiting to get in. 

OST STEM Coalition

STEM is a staple of OST programs as the environment and culture promotes exploration and innovation. How do we ensure girls and youth with marginalized genders, BIOPC kids feel like STEM is for them? VPOST is starting an Equity in OST STEM Programs Coalition to address this very issue. Collaborate with STEM educators and leaders across Virginia!

Pandemic Resources

Best practices for distance learning, resources for reopening, lesson plans and more. We’ve curated pandemic response content just for the Virginia OST community.