October 22, 2020 is Lights on Afterschool

Lights on Afterschool might look a little different this year, but shining a light on afterschool and summer learning programs, and their unique role in the community is more important than ever.

Virginia Out-of-School Time Town Hall

On Tuesday, July 21, 2020, close to 250 out-of-school time professionals and advocates joined Dr. James Lane, Superintendent of Public Instruction at the Virginia Department of Education to discuss out-of-school programs partnering with schools during reopening. Facilitated by Shanelle Ebanks of the Richmond Out-of-School Time Alliance and Blaire Denson of VPOST, hot topics included different reopening scenarios, funding and the role of the out-of-school time community.

Pandemic Response Resources for VA Programs

In response to the new reality of our world, a plethora of online resources have become available. At times it can be overwhealming. We’ve curated information and resources, available on on our Resource Exchange, that are specifically relevant to Virginia’s out-of-school time community. We are continuously updating this page as situations shift and new information becomes available. If you have resources or information you think would be helpful to the greater community, e-mail our Professional Development and Quality Coordinator, Christine, at Christine.jones-monaccio@v-post.org.

How has your afterschool program adapted to the pandemic?

Help us showcase the ways that your program is responding to the pandemic. We want to celebrate your work, as well as help programs across Virginia feel connected and learn from one another! Complete our questionaire and we may feature your program on our website, social media accounts, and in our newsletter.