The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) invites incorporated not-for-profit, community-based organizations and faith-based organizations to submit proposals for the development of quality after school programs based on the Advantage After School Program (AASP) model.
Advantage After School Programs, in partnership with local schools, offer a broad range of educational, recreational, cultural, and age-appropriate activities in a safe environment. Advantage After School Programs integrate what happens in the school day with less formal learning experiences, and encourages the active participation of children, youth and families in the design and delivery of program activities.
There must be clear evidence of the collaboration between the applicant organization and the school. This relationship between the school and the applicant organization is one of the most critical elements to be evaluated. Both the school and the applicant organization should be able to demonstrate that they understand the plan and have developed clear agreed upon steps for implementation.