Kentucky Out-of-School Alliance

The Kentucky Out-of-School Alliance (KYOSA) serves as the infrastructure to support the continued growth, development and accessibility of quality out-of-school time (OST) programs to promote the success of children and youth. KYOSA aspires to help children and youth succeed through effective OST experiences.

Current Projects and Initiatives: 

Training & Professional Development

  • KYOSA is working to build a statewide system to enhance out-of-school time programs by identifying program needs and providing trainings, resources, and tools to meet those needs, all at no or low cost to providers.

  • KYOSA  partners with local and nationally certified trainers to provide high-quality training and professional development with content that covers a wide range of subject areas and age levels. 

Funding & Sustainability

  • KYOSA holds an annual mini-grant competition to provide funds for support of community coalitions in their efforts around literacy and health and wellness initiatives in out-of-school time settings.


  • KYOSA advocate for local, state, and federal funds needed to sustain new and existing out-of-school time programs.

  • KYOSA participates in the Afterschool Alliance’s Afterschool for All Challenge on Capitol Hill to lobby on behalf of afterschool and summer programs.