Aftercare programs play a vital role in helping individuals maintain and build upon the progress they have made in their personal or professional journeys. These programs offer a supportive environment, resources, and guidance to ensure sustained success and long-term positive outcomes. Our mission is to bridge the financial gap, making aftercare programs accessible to all who seek them.
On this page, you will find a wealth of information and resources to help you access financial scholarships for aftercare programs that align with your needs and aspirations. We are committed to providing you with the tools and guidance necessary to overcome financial barriers and take advantage of the transformative opportunities that aftercare programs offer.
Out-Of-School Time Scholarship
Shepherd PTO wanted to make sure families were aware of Activity Scholarships for DC Students through Learn24’s Out-of-School-Time (OST) Youth Scholarship Program. The OST Youth Scholarship Program is a new program, managed by the Greater Washington Community Foundation, with the goal of increasing access to OST programs for students with specific needs. Specifically, the program will support students who may be identified as at-risk.
Who: Anyone who is at risk should apply ANYTIME - applications are rolling
Students who are not at-risk are eligible for funding on a limited bases, with a higher chance of getting funding in April and May than later in the grant cycle. You should apply NOW. 1/3 of grant recipients are not at risk.
How to apply: https://www.thecommunityfoundation.org/ost-scholarships
How does it work? Apply through the link. Decisions takes about 4 weeks. Money, between $1,000 and $10,000 goes directly to the vendor. This is DC funded program the Community Foundation is managing.
If you still have questions, email email@example.com and we will ask the community foundation staff.
DCPS Free/Reduced Lunch
QUALIFYING FOR ASSISTANCE
How can I qualify for a scholarship? To get a Star Achievers Scholarship you must submit a DCPS lunch form, be found eligible BY DCPS for free or reduced lunch and then you may receive a scholarship on October 17th. The amount is not guaranteed and will be based on how many students enroll in aftercare and how many families apply for scholarships. Typically, you will receive 10% reduction of tuition for free lunch recipients and 5% for reduced lunch recipients.
DCPS FREE or REDUCED LUNCH
How do I register for DCPS free or reduced lunch?
DCPS may have mailed the lunch form to you. Please fill it out and submit it as directed. If you have already submitted the form please call 202 465-0514 and let me know; or email me at Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see the materials mailed to you from Shepherd Elementary. If you have not received a lunch form please contact Ms.Wilson the Shepherd Elementary School Office Manager.
Register online at: https://dcps.dc.gov/farm
IF THE FREE/REDUCED LUNCH FORM IS NOT AVAILABLE, PLEASE PAY THE FULL TUITION AMOUNT AND YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE CREDITED WHEN THE FORM IS AVAILABLE AND COMPLETED
How do I know if I get the Star Achievers scholarship? Please submit proof to me that you have completed the DCPS lunch application. Email a copy to: Eric.email@example.com.
Once you have been found eligible by DCPS, you will be informed of the amount of scholarship.
IF YOU ARE NOT FOUND ELIGIBLE BY DCPS FOR FREE OR REDUCED LUNCH YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A SCHOLARSHIP.
REMEMBER: in order to begin using before and aftercare services you must PAY THE FULL REGULAR TUITION AMOUNT. Your monthly tuition amount will be adjusted to include the full payment you made for August/September and October. If you have any questions please contact Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org or Mari.email@example.com.