DQUAC is a coalition of youth service providers,working together to promote the importance of quality in out-of-school-time programming, both after school and during summer.
To find after school programs – visit one of our partnering organizations by clicking here.
Out-of-School Time Programs – Essential for Learning
Children spend 44% of their waking hours outside of school. They need a safe, supportive place to learn, grow, make friends and develop essential skills. While parents are at work, hundreds of high quality Out-of-School Time (OST) programs provide a place where children can:
· Improve academic learning
· Master computer skills
· Experiment with music
· Create works of art
· Develop leadership skills
· Become better athletes, and more
OST programs take place in both schools and community-based settings – recreation centers, libraries, non-profits, for-profits, and faith-based organizations.
Denver children benefit from hundreds of OST options, ranging from free to fee-based. Activities take place before school, after school, on weekends, holidays, school breaks, and summer.