Overcoming Barriers Through Collective Impact
A Case Study
By José Mendez
With an increase in the number of enrichment options available in out-of-school time (OST), young people can explore topics generally passed over in a typical school day. Parent perception of afterschool programming is beginning to shift from a simple necessity of the work week to a conscious choice about the daily experiences of their children. Public school districts are leaning heavily on afterschool programs to complement the school day by incorporating academic components to help close the achievement gap.