Expanded Classroom Report
How making out-of-school time learning part of every student’s experience can improve academic outcomes and prepare the next-generation workforce.
The Mind Trust, in partnership with four other youth-serving organizations, is excited to share a new report on how Indiana can leverage the current inflection point in K–12 education to integrate out-of-school time programs with the traditional school day so that all kids have access to additional high-quality learning opportunities.
The Expanded Classroom report shares:
- How the COVID-19 pandemic upended K–12 education in ways that have fundamentally shifted our education system.
- How this reality presents a crisis unless bold action is taken, while also presenting Indiana with an opportunity to do things differently.
- How in our state and across the country, high-quality out-of-school time (OST) programs have proven to help students thrive academically and achieve long-term success.
- How new federal and state funding opportunities have helped enable high-quality OST programs to serve more students since the pandemic, but access gaps remain and the funding will run out soon.
- How we have an opportunity to make high-quality OST programming part of every student’s K-12 experience.
Thank you to the partners who helped create and inform this report: Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis, Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Joseph County, Indiana Afterschool Network, and United Way of Central Indiana.
Resources and Links
Indy Summer Learning Labs 2021 Results: Learn more about results from the first year of the program here.
Indy Summer Learning Labs 2022 Results: Learn more about the second year of program results here.