Out of School Time (OST) supports working parents by providing high quality extended learning, social, recreational, and personal life skills development for low-income students in high poverty urban areas during non-school hours. OST provides supervision and a safe, positive, environment for children after school when the parents aren't available.

What is Out of School Time?

Out of School Time (OST) develops partnerships between families, school, and communities. The goal of OST is to provide children with access to safe, healthy environments, and enriching learning activities during non-school hours. OST also helps develop relationships between the children and consistent adults in their life. OST also provides child care to support working parents.

Who is eligible?

You may be eligible for assistance through Out of School Time if you have a child who is school age and you are:

  • Working
  • Training for a job
  • Enrolled in school

Your child may also be eligible for services if they qualify for free meals through the school lunch program.
Out of School Time is available year round.

How do I get help?

Out of School Time (OST) is offered through grantees. For more information, please contact the OST grantee near your area.

Greater Kansas City LINC, Inc. (LINC)

3100 Broadway St., Ste. 1100
Kansas City, MO 64111
Serves: Jackson County

Area Resources for Community & Human Services (ARHCS)

539 N. Grand Blvd., 6th Floor
St. Louis, MO 63103-1026
Serves: St. Louis City