The Texas Partnership for Out of School Time (TXPOST) is a statewide intermediary whose mission is to convene, educate, and advocate to improve the quality and increase the availability of out of school time (OST) opportunities for Texas youth. We are committed to fostering and facilitating strategic collaboration and public investment to:
- Grow our network to better support OST programs, including helping to build their capacity; improve youth outcomes; and broaden our coalition;
- Drive continuous quality improvement in OST programs across the state; and
- Promote sustainable access to high-quality OST programs for all Texas children.
TXPOST works in partnership with vital leaders at local and regional levels who invest deeply in their own communities to offer professional development opportunities, engage in system building work, advocate for the OST field, and support local programs.
TXPOST was founded in 2011 and is the 40th statewide network funded by the C.S. Mott Foundation to pursue the development of statewide OST systems that will serve youth, families, and communities across the state.
What is OST?
Out of school time (OST) includes before school, afterschool, summer, enrichment, and expanded learning programs. Learn more about the background and foundations of out of school time.