TXPOST pursues opportunities to sustainably expand access to participate in high-quality OST programs for all Texas children.

We are committed to identifying and empowering advocates who will support kids when they need it most.

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Objective 1: Deepen and broaden corporate engagement

  • Engaging business leaders, Chambers of Commerce, and statewide roundtable organizations
  • Investing in infrastructure to foster relationships

Objective 2: Propel philanthropic funding and advocacy toward whole-child development

  • Demonstrating the power of the whole child

Objective 3: Identify budget opportunities to fund quality improvement and encourage OST investment in best practices

  • Analyzing funding opportunities to ensure sustainability
  • Gaining clarity on resources currently supporting OST in Texas cities

Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Council

In the 83rd Texas Legislative Session, TXPOST worked to pass Senate Bill 503 which established an Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Council. TXPOST supports the Council by providing research, contacts, and other resources to aid Council members in the development of their recommendations.

The ELO Council is charged with:

  • Analyzing current research on best practices and other issues related to Expanded Learning Opportunities;
  • Analyzing the availability of, and unmet needs for, state and local Expanded Learning Opportunities;
  • Analyzing opportunities to create incentives for employers and businesses to support Expanded Learning Opportunities;
  • Analyzing opportunities to maximize charitable support for public and private partnerships to bolster Expanded Learning Opportunities; and
  • Analyzing opportunities to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in Expanded Learning Opportunities.