High-quality programs lead to positive student outcomes.

Research indicates that only high quality after school programs contribute to positive student outcomes. APOST is committed to helping local after school and summer providers in Pittsburgh and across Southwestern Pennsylvania improve the quality of their programs. The need is significant. Currently, 28% of children in Allegheny County participate in an after school program. That is over 52,000 kids. But nearly 95,000, or 70% would be enrolled in a program if one were available to them.

The APOST initiative works to communicate the importance and demand for quality after school programming and advocates for a policy agenda that supports out of school time programming while strengthening and supporting the after school workforce through professional development.Through APOST, more than 22,225 youth have been enrolled in quality after school programs, with 141 community partners engaged with 715 youth workers trained to provide quality programs.

For more information, visit APOST’s website.  

You can help by volunteering your time or funding initiatives to provide a quality after school experience for youth in our region.

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28% of children participate

in after school programs,

but 70% would be enrolled if a program were available to them

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