News & Updates

Afterschool Appreciation April 25-29, 2022

Join in on recognizing Afterschool Professionals this April during #HeartofAfterschool week. We appreciate everyone who works in out of school settings to support youth and their families. 

Congratulations to all our Summer Superstars & Afterschool Heroes nominated! 

2022 Summer Community Grants

Find out more about the funding available for nonprofit summer providers in 2022. The Oregon Association of Education Service Districts is managing the grant, including review of applicants and reporting requirements. Find out more HERE.

Inclusion in Afterschool Training Series

This Inclusion Base Camp Cohort will provide an opportunity for the expanded learning program staff to build confidence and capacity to successfully and meaningfully include children and youth with disabilities or additional needs. 

Summer 2021 Report & Video

Thanks to funding from the National Conference of State Legislatures, we were able to capture data about Summer 2021 funding, types of activities, and much more. Find the report linked below and check out this Summer at Glance graphic. We were also able to Capture the Magic of numerous programs that demonstrated the power of summer learning and commitment of programs in 2021.

What We Do


We help programs find new local, state, and national partners, aligning our work to all those who have overlapping goals and increasing the efficiency and impact of our work.


We work directly with providers, public administrators, and elected officials to create policies supporting the work of afterschool programs, professionals, and youth in Oregon.

Professional Development

To advance the overall quality of afterschool and summer programs in Oregon, we provide direct training opportunities to hundreds of professionals each year. 

Our Mission is to support, expand, and educate on quality Afterschool and Summer Programs for children, youth, and families throughout Oregon

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