Oregon Community Foundation

K-12 Student Success: Out-of-School Time

Dancing kids

This initiative is focused on bolstering student attendance and academic success among Oregon’s middle school students of color, rural and low-income students. Research has shown that high quality out-of-school time programs can support positive youth development and increase engagement with school, thus improving attendance, boosting academic performance and increasing the likelihood of high school graduation and post-secondary attainment. The initiative provides funding to 21 community-based programs that offer best practice after-school and summer academic support, positive adult role models and parent engagement programming. OCF, and partner Ford Family Foundation, will invest more than $10 million over 7 years.