Out-of-School Time

DCI’s Out-of-School Time (OST) efforts center on supporting Allegheny County’s children during the time spent outside of the traditional school day. While OST programs typically offer academic assistance supplemented with enrichment activities, all OST programs keep children safe, extend learning beyond the classroom, provide critical support to families, occur on a regular basis, and happen outside of school. DCI collaborates with fellow county departments, program providers, families, schools, and community partners to best support youth before school, after school, and during the summer.

Within the OST sector, DCI supports children and families by partnering with community-based organizations and schools to create more quality OST program opportunities, improve access to existing and new programming, and address larger systemic challenges impacting OST programs in Allegheny County. DCI is working to ensure that every young school age child in Allegheny has an accessible OST option particularly in unserved and underserved communities.

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