About the Summit
United Way believes that increasing access to engaging, relevant, and high-quality out-of-school time activities, especially for at-risk middle and high school students, can help to increase high school graduation rates. Yet the potential of out-of-school time will only be realized when children and youth who need them have access to high-quality programs that meet their needs and reflect their interests.
On Thursday, October 18th, please join us as we reflect on progress in out-of-school time to date and consider what collective actions we can take to ensure that high-quality out-of-school time systems are in place in every community.
(Participate in the OST Summit conversation via Twitter using the hashtag #KidsWin)
Salome Thomas-El, Head of School, Thomas Edison Charter School
“Principal-EL” as he is commonly referred to, has been a teacher and principal since 1987. He is a noted speaker and author of two books, I Choose to Stay and The Immortality of Influence. He has devoted his life to ensuring that every child is a success and able to overcome barriers based on the caring support of adults in their lives.
Dominique Dawes, History-Making Olympian
Former Olympic Gymnast Dominique Dawes is passionate about motivating youth to achieving their dreams through hard work and perseverance. As a member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, she also works to promote healthy eating and active lifestyles among youth to combat the growing obesity epidemic.
Documents and Downloads
Final Out-Of-School Agenda
United Way Out-Of-School Time (OST) Toolkit
Out-Of-School Time Resource List
Out-Of-School Time Issue Brief