Despite the abundance of data and proof of effectiveness, quality out of school time (OST) and expanded-learning programs remain out of reach for many families at a time when access to these programs is more important than ever. Youth need more support and opportunities to address learning loss and mental health stressors, reconnect with peers, explore their interests, and discover their talents. Schools cannot do it alone; OST matters.
of parents said afterschool gives parents peace of mind while they are at work.
of youth believe that attending program(s) has helped them do better in school.
BY GRADE (PERCENTAGE)
BY GENDER (PERCENTAGE)
BY RACE (PERCENTAGE)
of youth improved or maintained positive attendance
of youth had positive school attendance (attended school 95% of the time or more).
of youth improved or maintained positive behavior (decrease or zero behavior infractions).
of youth had fewer than 2 behavior infractions.
of youth improved by 1 letter grade or maintained the same grade of C or above in English.
of youth improved by 1 letter grade or maintained the same grade of C or above in math.
of youth achieved a final grade of C or above in English.
of youth achieved a final grade of C or above in math.
*Excludes students who transferred out of RPS after middle school. NextUp youth that did not drop out or graduate on-time in 2022 are still in school and set to graduate in 2023 or 2024.