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Mapping Indiana‘s Out of School Time Programs

You can use the interactive map below to find out-of-school time program locations throughout Indiana. As of Friday the 19th of October 2018, there are 900 out-of-school time programs registered in Indiana’s directory database. The data is self-reported by the programs.

Programs take place in a variety of locations, including: schools, community-based, and faith-based organizations. See breakdown below:

WHERE Out-of-School Time Programs Take Place

58% Schools
25% Community-based Organizations
10% Faith-based Organizations
Programs take place beyond school hours, including before and after school, summers and weekends.

WHEN Out-of-School Time Programs Take Place

62% Both (Before & Afterschool)
26% After School Only
10% Unknown (No Data Provided)
2% Before School Only

CALENDAR for Out-of-School Time Programming

47% Full Year
47% School Year Only
6% Summer Only
0% Unknown (No Data Provided)
Programs vary widely in the number of participants.

SIZE of Out-of-school time Programs

32% 21 to 50
28% 51 to 100
17% More Than 100
13% Unknown (No Data Provided)
11% 1 to 20

Out of School Time programs in Indiana serve all ages and grades.

Programming Offered

Program Challenges

Out-of-school time (OST) programs re-imagine how, where and when our young people learn. OST programs offer a wide range of hands-on learning and enrichment opportunities beyond school hours that prepare children and youth for success in school, work, college and life.

Quality Out of School Time programs face a diverse range of challenges. When asked to identify the three greatest challenges facing their program, Funding was the most often identified challenge and was identified by nearly 1/2 of all respondents. The full list of identified challenges is shown below.


61% Academic Enrichment
20% Career & Job Exploration
56% Character Education
38% Civic Engagement & Community Service
14% College Readiness
42% Cultural Enrichment & Diversity
36% Family & Parent Activities
13% Financial Literacy
56% Health & Wellness
58% Literacy/Reading
38% Mentoring
4% Other
47% Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM)
24% Special Needs
67% Sports & Recreation
71% Tutoring & Homework
36% Visual & Performing Arts


20% Community Partners
6% Evaluation & Tracking Outcomes
33% Funding
1% Other
11% Parent Involvement
10% Program Development & Implementation
9% School Partnerships
29% Staffing Hiring and Retention
8% Student Retention and Enrollment
19% Training & Professional Development
6% Transportation
10% Volunteers