The American Falls School District’s after school program Fired Up makes afterschool time safe and fun for students and worry-free for parents. “Parents feel they can send their kids here for help, especially with Covid learning loss,” said Fired Up Director Hutch Swan. “We have parents who work late, parents who work the fields for
Harwood After-School Program in Rigby, Idaho, provides a safe place for youth to go to after-school. “Many of our kids were going home to an empty house,” said Harwood Elementary After-School Coordinator Dawn Green. “The most valuable thing for the kids in the after-school program is the fact that they have a safe place to
Horseshoe Bend School District expanded its free afterschool programming in its rural community with grant funds provided by the Idaho Out-of-School Network. The school district has developed a variety of classes and camps offered to its community at no cost. Offered primarily on Fridays, afterschool, and during school breaks, course topics range from literacy, STEM,
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BOISE – (Jan. 30, 2023) – The Idaho Out-of-School Network (ION) provided $1.26 million to 33 afterschool and summer youth programs statewide in 2021-22, and a follow up study by the University of Utah Educational Policy Center (UEPC) found strong evidence that these out-of-school youth programs helped kids both academically and socially with a parental
The Donnelly Public Library has filled a gap in an afterschool programming desert with grant funds provided by the Idaho Out-of-School Network. “We have for several years tried to fill a gap in Donnelly. There are several afterschool programs that serve McCall as well as Cascade kids. Donnelly remained unserviced,” reported Donnelly Public Library Director Sherry Scheline. When
Kids need a safe, fun place to go beyond their own home outside of school hours. Youth enrichment programs and afterschool child care helps kids thrive and succeed. But, for every child attending a quality afterschool program in Idaho, four others cannot. Experts estimated that there are more than 40,000 kids in Idaho who cannot