Virginia Partnership for Out-of-School Time

VPOST, the Virginia Partnership for Out-of-School-Time, is a statewide public-private partnership dedicated to developing and expanding academic, social, emotional, and physical supports and services to school-age children and youth across the Commonwealth of Virginia during the out-of-school time hours – before-school, after-school, vacation periods, and summer.

Current Projects and Initiatives: 

VPOST continues to pursue the vision of a Virginia where all youth have access to quality out-of-school time programming regardless of zip code or family status.

Current projects include:

  • Promotion and Adoption of Best Practices: VPOST has developed Best Practices for OST programs in Virginia. Now the network seeks to raise awareness and availability of the Best Practices, along with endorsement and adoption.
  • Professional Development Events: To expand professional development services VPOST has begun hosting regional trainings across the Commonwealth based on the guiding principles of our Best Practices.
  • Resource Exchange Website: The Virginia Out-of-School Time Resource Exchange site is a website for OST Educators that focuses on state-level resources and includes a library of tools and templates shared by programs across Virginia.
  • Partnership with James Madison University: The network has recently joined the James Madison University family. VPOST looks forward to the benefits of being a part of this prestigious institution, as well as shining a light on our expertise of out-of-school time in Virginia.
  • Budget, Policy, and Advocacy: VPOST continues to advocate for funding supports for out-of-school time programming, particularly in bi-annual budget years. VPOST also continues to promote and participate in awareness events and author or coordinate pieces in local media.