Out of School Time Programs
Learning does not end with final school bell. High-quality after-school and summer programs can be critically important to a child’s development. For more than a decade, the Family League has worked with Baltimore City, the State of Maryland and a range of community partners to increase the quality and quantity of out of school time opportunities for Baltimore City children and youth.
In 2011, the Family League is providing funding, oversight and support to 35 community- or faith-based organizations and public agencies that oversee more than 60 programs.
- These programs will serve over 5,000 youth.
- In total, $5.38 million is invested for FY11.
- $4.53 million of this investment comes from Baltimore City
- $850,000 of the investment is from the Governor’s Office of Children.
- Programs provide matching funding and resources totaling nearly $4 million.
- Outcomes for out of school time programs include:
- Increase in school attendance
- Decrease in chronic absenteeism
- Improvement in academic and non-academic skills
- Reduced suspensions and expulsions
- Decreased arrests