Out-of-School Time (OST) systems are a promising strategy to improve access to quality expanded learning opportunities for more youth.
A key lesson learned from The Wallace Foundation's investment in OST system-building is that coordination needs to match the local context. And, that governance really does matter for system success. In a study supported by The Wallace Foundation, Sharon Deich and colleagues at FourPoint Education Partners examined different approaches to governance structures and developed an infographic to describe how OST systems across the country are setting themselves up and evolving to ensure that their coordination continues to meet the local context.
Priscilla Little, Senior Consultant with the Forum, and Sharon Deich recently spoke with Erik Skold of Sprockets in St. Paul, Minnesota and Angie Ditsler of BLOCS in Louisville, Kentucky to learn more about approaches to OST system governance, and why and when it is time to consider revising your approach.
Watch the recording below.