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