During the 80 percent of waking hours youth spend outside of school, after school programs keep up the momentum of learning. Creative exploration, academic support, and nourishment should continue after the school day – and for youth in Thriving...
By Greg MacPherson The current structure of our juvenile justice system is not working as effectively as possible with its limited resources and we need to make significant changes for the future of our youth. After seeing the continued success of...
The transition into adulthood includes countless “firsts” – a first resume, first job, first college experience, first time moving out, first chance to pursue a passion. Navigating those firsts can have many moving parts, like staying...
For Sean Walker, his family’s openness about mental health was a resource for navigating life in college. His parents, who had experience in school counseling and social work, were consistent in discussing mental health at home. Later, he...
Texas Partnership for Out of School Time spoke with Erin Offord, Chief Programs & Systems Officer, about Big Thought’s work in out of school time spaces. You can read the full story here. Big Thought began in 1987 as a non-profit focused...
The innovation caught national attention – and it began with field trips. Dallas is a hub for arts and culture, but for years these experiences weren’t accessible to all elementary school students. Due to budget constraints, less than 30% of...
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