Texas

Texas Partnership for Out of School Time

The Texas Partnership for Out of School Time (TXPOST) is a statewide network of nonprofit, public and private sector partners dedicated to increasing the quality and availability of out of school time (OST) opportunities for Texas youth. Founded in 2010 by a collaboration of public and private organizations, TXPOST pursues the development of statewide OST systems that will serve youth, families and communities across the state.

Current Projects and Initiatives: 
  • Continuing facilitation of the ELO Council through meeting logistics, report development, and general support.

  • Moving forward with implementation of quality standards, which will likely include adoption by former Texas ACE sites that have continued programming beyond 21st Century funding. 

  • Launched an OST Philanthropy Seminar Series in 6-8 cities reaching at least 50 private foundations and corporate funders.

  • Broadening partnerships through local OST system-building and facilitation of the Texas ACE Communications Network and the OST-STEM Planning Committee.

  • Creating a professional communications plan and promoting current research highlighting need, demand, and positive OST outcomes.