What We Do


We engage in advocacy at both the state and national level, creating strong relationships to promote the needs and safeguard the resources necessary for our partners to succeed.

Policy Focus


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.

Become a partner


Our resources provide information about out of school time programs and outcomes for stakeholders across Texas. These research-based resources help build networks of high quality programming.


Lights on Afterschool

Launched in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities. The effort has become a hallmark of the afterschool movement and generates media coverage across the country each year. To get involved:

  • register your event
  • find and support an event
  • reach out to a policymaker – city, state and national legislators love to interact with programs that positively impact youth!
  • post, tweet and post some more! Include #LightsonAfterschool @tx_post @afterschool4all
  • thank your afterschool professionals– part of making community impact is to thank the folks who make afterschool impactful every day
  • donate to TXPOST!