Expanded Learning Opportunities

Learning continues outside the classroom

How children and youth spend their time outside the school day has a profound impact on their school and life success. High-quality expanded learning opportunities, such as after-school programs, fill a critical gap during non-school hours. They contribute to meaningful youth outcomes, including improved grades and school attendance, and social and emotional well-being. By design, these programs engage young people in hands-on, culturally relevant, experiential learning activities that build the confidence and capabilities young people need to thrive in and out of school.

Although expanded learning lends itself to student success, program access in the Road Map Project region is inconsistent. Students who would benefit the most from these programs often have the fewest opportunities available to them.

Gaps in access

Out-of-School Time Landscape Scan
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Expanded Learning Opportunities Action Team

The Expanded Learning Opportunities Action Team wants young people to have consistent and high-quality after-school and summer programs to help them reach their full potential.

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