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About AOSN


After reviewing the "about us" section of this website we hope you will join in support of the efforts of this network. You can "join us" at various levels of interest and participation.

Participate on an AOSN Committee by coming to the AOSN meetings and sharing your thought and time with others working to bring these programs to communities across the state. See upcoming events section on how you can get involved at this level today.

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Become a registered website user and submit information and events related to afterschool in Arkansas (all entries will be subject to approval by the website monitor prior to publishing

Join the Arkansas Out of School Network by clicking here:

  • To create safe, healthy and enriching environments for Arkansas youth during out-of-school time, proponents must join together as a united voice.
  • In a time of limited resources, competing demands, and changing priorities those who understand the values of these programs must work more effectively.

  • Parents, providers, child advocates, churches, business leaders, school officials, and local community leaders working in partnerships can better utilize existing resources, promote training, and ensure best practices.

  • Ten organizations have come together to form the Arkansas Out-of-School Network (AOSN). This network recently received a three year Charles Stewart Moot Foundation grant to strengthen, expand, and sustain Arkansas? school-based and school-linked services to children and youth.

  • Primary partners in AOSN include: ASU Childhood Services, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, U.of A. Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development, Arkansas PTA, Arkansas Department of Education, New Futures for Youth, and New Futures for Youth.

  • Please Join AOSN. Partnerships build public support, empower advocates, and expand the number of stakeholders wiling to step forward.

  • Help AOSN distribute the research, develop the message, and build a local constituency across the state to build a high quality sustainable system of services that link together our families, schools, and communities.