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.

Our Approach

YPQI Training

In partnership with the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation and School's Out Washington, OOSSLN hosts free Youth Program Quality trainings for members not YPQI trained. 

Summer Access Funds

Financial awards given to community partners who serve TPS students with summer programs to support the program's ability to expand slots.

Expanded Learning

TacomaLearns is a free, online directory for families looking for our of school and summer programming in Tacoma-Pierce County

Tacoma Learns

Tacoma Learns is an online directory connecting families and youth to Expanded Learning Opportunities in Tacoma and Pierce County. Discover out of school and summer learning programs, free meal sites, COVID-19 relief, and more.

NETWORKLEADERSHIP

Leandra Shelton

OOSSLN Manager | Foundation for Tacoma Students

Dr. Kimberly Keith

Executive Director | Hilltop Artists

Elizabeth Chick

Expanded Learning Director | PSESD

Amber Evans-Wynn

Senior Program Director | YMCA of Pierce & Kitsap Counties