Set up

After-school programs provide safe, supervised spaces for students. In addition to homework support, access to these spaces improves self-esteem and self-awareness, provides a sense of belonging, and enhances important life and socio-emotional skills. Read more about the value of safe spaces.


The pandemic resulted in a huge disruption to education plans for 2020. In order to recover lost learning time the Department of Basic Education has put together a 3 year recovery plan:

Templates and guides

Policies give us a chance to consider how we will create a safe space and mitigate risk.


Posters and art create a welcoming space for student to enter.

Insights from the network

Starting an after-school program is about knowing your space and your community. Work from where you are, with what you have.

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