Out-of-School (Summer/After-School) Learning

The Out-of School Time Learning Work Team will work collaboratively to (1) collect and share information about high-quality, affordable summer and afterschool programs with literacy content for students, families, the community, (2) link and promote literacy programs with summer and after school programs, and (3) collect and analyze data about summer and afterschool programs and where and how many students attend.

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School leaders and educators do not have access to their students’ summer and even afterschool learning experiences; and therefore summer and afterschool learning was not noted by them. Families, however, strongly desired safe summer learning opportunities for their children. “It’s more than what happens in the classroom that adds up to a student receiving a great education. Fun and diverse learning opportunities ensure that youth and young adults will develop their own creative pursuits, expand their education, and prepare for career success.” (BluePrint 4 Summer STL, 2015)


Advocate on behalf of racial equity in education.


Find more info about our members below.

BJC School Outreach and Youth Development

City of St. Louis

Clark-Fox Family Foundation

Ferguson Muncipal Public Library

Missouri Historical Society

Nine PBS

Office of St. Louis County Executive

United 4 Children

University City Public Library

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