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.
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 develops and compiles resources to provide information about out of school time programs and outcomes for stakeholders across the state. These resources are research-based and help to build networks of high quality programming.
From sharing data to understanding key issues that impact OST, we are committed to being the home of usable information for OST providers in Texas.
Facts about Texas After School
In Texas, 19% (935,057) of K-12 youth are responsible for taking care of themselves after school.
Of all Texas children not currently enrolled in afterschool, 37% (1,516,900) would be likely to participate IF an afterschool program were available in their community.
80% of Texas parents support public funding for afterschool.
18% (880,636) of Texas’s K-12 children participate in afterschool programs, including 106,207 kids* in programs supported by the U.S. Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers initiative, the only federal program dedicated to afterschool.