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To learn more about other quality after school programs, resources available and advocacy efforts, please explore these other great websites we have highlighted below just for you.


  • The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) established Maryland Hunger Solutions (MDHS) as a project to fight hunger and improve the nutrition, health, and well-being of children and families in Maryland.

  • The MOST Network is a statewide youth development organization, dedicated to more and better opportunities in the out of school hours for all of Maryland's young people. MOST Network also offers a variety of youth development professional training, professional development and networking.

  • 21st Century Community Learning Centers

  • The After School Institute (TASI) The After-School Institute is a Baltimore-based capacity-building organization whose main mission is to provide after-school programs with the training and support they need to offer children and youth quality after-school and out-of-school time opportunities.


  • Has online tutorials for finding funding and long-term sustainability for afterschool programs.

  • ACA’s Professional Development Center is built on a framework of knowledge, skills, and abilities identified with and related to work in the camp and youth development profession.

  • Provides evidence based tools and trainings to increase positive outcomes for youth in out-of-school time programs.

  • Builds systems of support in cities to help share and strengthen relationships between after-school programs, public schools, community organizations, and funders.

  • An excellent source of information on youth issues including bullying

  • Their mission is to foster development, provide education, and encourage advocacy for the out-of-school time community.

  • NIOST's mission is to ensure that all children, youth, and families have access to high quality programs, activities, and opportunities.

  • Provides research, guidance and expertise to the summer learning community.

  • Improves the quality of afterschool programs for children and teens living in poverty. PASE recognizes the crucial role afterschool programs play in fostering young people’s intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual growth.

  • Provides research, resources, and expertise to help our partners in organizations, schools, and community coalitions solve critical challenges in the lives of young people.

  • Provides latest news from across the web on afterschool and youth development.

  • A national philanthropy that seeks to improve education and enrichment for disadvantaged children.

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