Develop strong statewide systems of support for high-quality, affordable, and accessible before school, after school, and summer programs.
OST in Iowa
Out-of-School Time (OST) is supervised programming that youth regularly participate in before school, after school, and during summer break. These programs keep young people safe, provide child care for working families, and organize activities that help youth develop skills and improve academically. Sometimes, these programs are collectively referred to as “afterschool”.
All Iowa children and youth will have access to quality afterschool and summer learning opportunities in their community.