AFTERSCHOOL IN FLORIDA
In Florida, out-of-school-time programs provide expanded learning opportunities to more than 500,000 students each day and are a lifeline for working families. Yet, too many kids in Florida are being left out. In fact, for every child in an afterschool program, three more would participate if a program were available.
What we do:
The Florida Afterschool Network advocates for the enhancement and sustainability of out-of-school time (OST) programs and policies and equips the OST community with resources to improve program quality, build capacity, and implement innovative practices.
The Network promotes quality standards and best practices for OST programs that inform program decisions through training and technical assistance. This includes developing and maintaining the Florida Standards for Quality Afterschool Programs.LEARN MORE
The Network collaborates with public and private partners to share high-quality and innovative resources with OST programs to accelerate learning and youth development. This includes dedicated projects to expand STEM and youth entrepreneurship opporunities.LEARN MORE
The Network advocates for policies and sustainable funding to expand the availability and accessibility of OST programs. This inlcudes engaging communities and elevating public awareness on the benefits of high-quality OST programs.LEARN MORE
The Network engages thought leaders and direct service providers to ensure our efforts are representative and effective for those serving children, youth, and families every day. Providers have regular opportunities to submit input that influence both state and national issues.LEARN MORE