It would be impossible to meet our goals without creating strong partnerships and discovering high quality providers of OST programming. One of the keys to increasing the quality and availability of out of school time programs across Texas is the creation of a sustainable structure of statewide, regional, and local partnerships. TXPOST is actively developing partnerships with OST stakeholders across the state. For more information about becoming a TXPOST Partner, contact TXPOST.
Regional networks are groups of providers and stakeholders who meet regularly to offer professional development opportunities, discuss best practices, work on quality initiatives, engage in system building work and advocate for the field of out of school time. If you are interested in learning more about starting or connecting with a Regional Network, please contact us.
Currently operating networks and coordinating initiatives include: After the Bell Alliance – Dallas, Fort Worth SPARC, Excel Beyond the Bell – San Antonio, Borderland Out of School Time Network – El Paso and surrounding communities, United Way of Houston and HCDE-CASE.
TXPOST has met with stakeholders in El Paso, Tyler, Lubbock, and the Rio Grande Valley to discuss the needs of their communities and explore forming networks to connect out of school time providers.