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Out of School (OST) Community Collaborations for Collective Impact and Positive Youth Development

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
8:30am - 10:00am EST
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Philadelphia, PA
Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia 230 S Broad Street Suite 402 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102

In recent years, the importance of the out-of-school time programming for children and youth has grown in response to the needs of working families. Out-of-school programs encompass a wide array of funding areas, including Arts, Sports, Food/Nutrition, Academic, and Leadership Development, and many have common threads and share best practices involved with their offering and delivery services. OST collaborations can be an effective approach to enhancing and strengthening the communities by providing young people with activities that promote health, well-being and achievement. This information session is geared towards engaging funders who have an interest in the OST mission in a dialogue around our commonalities and to see if there are opportunities for us to convene to share best practices and resources that resonate across individual interest areas.

  • During this session we will engage in an open discussion about moving forward as a group and sharing our collective messaging, advocacy and funding.
  • We will also hear from presenters on the topics of:
    • measurement outcomes, why they are important, and suggestions for implementation
    • the value of having a shared directory of OST activities, how powerful a component that can be in getting the word out to the community (schools, healthcare providers, etc.) about the plethora of OST activities available NOW in our area.

Whether your organization funds after school arts programs, sports-based youth development programs, academic enrichment, or other programs that support positive youth development outside of school time, we encourage you to join us for this session.


Coffee and light breakfast will be provided.