Promoting Access to High-Quality Afterschool and
Summer Programs for All of Virginia’s Youth

VPOST, the Virginia Partnership for Out-of-School-Time, is a statewide  public-private partnership dedicated to developing and expanding academic, social, emotional, and physical supports and services to school-age children and youth across the Commonwealth of Virginia during the out-of-school time hours – before-school, after-school, vacation periods, and summer. is the official website of the Virginia Partnership for Out-of-School-Time.


VPOST is proud to launch our 10th Annual Conference. Our annual event is a lot like afterschool programs- so much fun you won’t realize you are learning! For this year’s theme we drew upon the national conference theme, from The National Afterschool Association (NAA),  “Rise Up”, and have themed this year as “Rise Up and Shine”. It is a call to action for OST professionals to be seen and heard by the greater community. Our event aims to elevate and illuminate afterschool programs in Virginia by offering participants proven strategies and innovations in the field. Now at our decennial milestone and set against the historic backdrop of Williamsburg, Rise Up and Shine will be the most expansive, informative, and inspiring conference in VPOST history! We hope you will join us and let your light shine!

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Proposed Deep Cuts to Afterschool Programs would hurt Students and Communities

President Donald Trump’s proposed federal budget includes a $1.2 billion cut to after-school and summer programs. In explaining the budget on Thursday, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said there is no evidence that after-school programs benefit student performance.