Maryland Out of School Time

 

A campaign calling attention to the unmet demand for more and better after school programs from 3p.m. to 6p.m. for kids, parents, and employers across Maryland.

 

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After School Programs Work for Maryland Parents

…but only when they have access to a program for their child!

 

Just 16% of Maryland K-12 students have access to after school programs, while another 280,319 young people would participate if a program were available. 

State funding was cut in 2009 resulting in fewer after school programs and a loss of opportunities for youth. Maryland currently ranks in the bottom 10 states nationwide for the number of after school programs offered. (See related article)

 

 

Maryland can do better for youth and families

 

Unfortunately, Maryland hasn't done enough to ensure there are enough after school programs available and accessible for the children and families who need these services the most. Over the past decade, existing after school programs in Maryland have become increasingly sophisticated — integrating STEM and the Arts — and parents' satisfaction with after school programs is at an all-time high:

 

 

 

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If any of these scenarios are familiar to you or a family you know - or if you have a unique experience to share, we want to hear from you:

 

 

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Who is MOST Network?

Maryland Out of School Time Network (MOST) is a non-profit statewide youth development organization, dedicated to bringing more and better opportunities in the out of school hours to all of Maryland's young people.  MOST is one of 50 statewide afterschool networks made possible by the generous support of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and local matching investment. MOST's goals include: