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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 Thursday the 23rd of January 2020, there are 739 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

63% Schools
21% Community-based Organizations
7% 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

59% Both (Before & Afterschool)
28% After School Only
11% Unknown (No Data Provided)
2% Before School Only

CALENDAR for Out-of-School Time Programming

53% School Year Only
41% Full Year
6% Summer Only
0% Unknown (No Data Provided)
Programs vary widely in the number of participants.

SIZE of Out-of-school time Programs

30% 21 to 50
30% 51 to 100
19% More Than 100
14% Unknown (No Data Provided)
7% 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.


52% Academic Enrichment
19% Career & Job Exploration
50% Character Education
37% Civic Engagement & Community Service
13% College Readiness
38% Cultural Enrichment & Diversity
29% Family & Parent Activities
13% Financial Literacy
50% Health & Wellness
48% Literacy/Reading
35% Mentoring
4% Other
44% Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM)
22% Special Needs
60% Sports & Recreation
61% Tutoring & Homework
32% Visual & Performing Arts


12% Community Partners
5% Evaluation & Tracking Outcomes
22% Funding
1% Other
9% Parent Involvement
6% Program Development & Implementation
6% School Partnerships
22% Staffing Hiring and Retention
5% Student Retention and Enrollment
15% Training & Professional Development
4% Transportation
6% Volunteers