OUT OF SCHOOL &
SUMMER LEARNING

The Out of School and Summer Learning Network is dedicated to increasing equitable access and enrollment in out-of-school and summer learning opportunities, collecting program provider data to drive targeted action, and make high-quality program training available to all community program providers.

WHAT WE DO

Support Quality Programming

Members have access to professional development workshops and training in alignment with the Center for Youth Program Quality. Curriculum spans topics including creating safe environments, social and emotional learning, cultural competency, and youth leadership.

Eastside and South End Neighborhoods

Help combat summer slide by promoting programming in the neighborhoods where participation is needed the most. The network, in partnership with the Tacoma Urban League, launched TacomaLearns.org, a directory of youth programs available.

Invest in Access

Since 2013, the network has helped direct more than $300,000 from the Foundation for Tacoma Students to community-based organizations that reach students where summer learning participation is at its lowest.

NETWORKLEADERSHIP

Dr. Kimberly Keith

Executive Director | Hilltop Artists

Elizabeth Chick

Expanded Learning Director | PSESD

Julian McGilvery

Supervisor | Metro Parks Tacoma

Amber Evans-Wynn

Senior Program Director | YMCA of Pierce & Kitsap Counties

Leandra Shelton

OOSSLN Manager | Foundation for Tacoma Students