• Description

The K-12 Student Success: Out-of-School Time Initiative is focused on boosting student success among Oregon's middle school students. The Oregon Community Foundation and The Ford Family Foundation are currently funding 21 organizations that provide out-of-school-time (OST) programming (e.g., after school or summer) to rural students, students of color and low-income students. The back cover of this report includes a map and list of all current grantees. Funded programs emphasize academic support, positive adult role models and family engagement. This learning brief summarizes what is known about the importance of positive adult role models from existing research and shares what we're learning about the efforts of the Initiative grantees to build positive youth-adult relationships. We hope that this description of the work of the Initiative grantees helps build understanding of the practices and experiences of OST programs in Oregon.