Out-of-School Time

Children and youth should be able to choose from a variety of high-quality afterschool, summer, and mentoring programs that create vital opportunities for exploration, creativity, learning, and meaningful connections with caring adults.

The vast majority of children’s hours are spent not in the classroom, but out of school: in libraries, parks, living rooms, and more. Recognizing that inspiration and important learning happen everywhere, we invest in high-quality afterschool programs, engaging summertime experiences, and meaningful mentoring programs. By exploring the arts, robotics, volunteerism, or something else entirely, kids unlock new interests and discover their infinite inner potential.

Out-of-School Time Grants

Out-of-School Time ACH Clear Pathways

To support arts-based out-of-school programming in the Hill District

$50,000  |  07/16/2019  —  07/16/2021
Amount Awarded  |  Project Period


$25,000  in  08/24/2020

$25,000  in  08/01/2019

Out-of-School Time Assemble

To support school-year programs that encourage and foster STEAM-based learning and exploration

$60,000  |  08/07/2020  —  07/15/2022
Amount Awarded  |  Project Period


$30,000  in  08/31/2021

$30,000  in  08/12/2020

Out-of-School Time Sarah Heinz House Association

To support out-of-school time activities for youth in grades K–12

$50,000  |  03/18/2019  —  03/18/2021
Amount Awarded  |  Project Period


$25,000  in  03/20/2020

$25,000  in  03/27/2019


Trying Together

Trying Together supports high-quality care and education for young children by providing advocacy, community resources, and professional growth opportunities for the needs and rights of children, their families, and the individuals who interact with them. Trying Together works regionally and takes its expertise and models to statewide and national audiences.


Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School Time (APOST)

Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School Time (APOST) is a partnership of funders, intermediaries, and providers dedicated to building a quality out-of-school time system that contributes to the healthy development of young people as they progress through their school years, graduate from high school, and enter adulthood.


Allies for Children

Allies for Children builds alliances and serves as a bold voice for policy and practice changes that improve the well-being of all children in Allegheny County.