Mission, Vision, Values

The Mission

Out 2 Learn will expand access to high quality out-of-school time services to all families in our region through a coordinated, youth-centered approach to professional development, community investment, community awareness of the importance of quality services and youth voice.

The Vision

All families in the Greater Houston region will have access to high quality out of school time opportunities!

Out 2 Learn values Access, Connections, and Quality.


Out 2 Learn addresses pronounced gaps in out-of school time (OST) services by making strategic investments into historically underserved communities with high populations of youth in lack of quality programming. Funded projects are enrolled in O2L quality efforts to improve youth outcomes while allowing the overall provider community to glean insights.  Through a coordination of funding streams, Out 2 Learn leverages resources to systematically serve more families and allow OST program to strive towards program scalability and sustainability.


Out 2 Learn is committed to making information on OST programs accessible to the community. The Out 2 Learn website serves as a comprehensive searchable database for use by parents and families to help locate quality OST programs. As an alternative, OST  information is also available by dialing the 2-1-1 Texas/United Way HELPLINE.

Out 2 Learn also hosts quarterly meetings for OST professionals to discuss quality, OST trends, best practices, in addition to providing opportunities for OST agencies to network and collaborate. Lastly, Out 2 Learn conducts outreach throughout the Greater Houston area to raise awareness of the importance of OST!


Out 2 Learn is committed to helping organizations deliver high-quality programming. The network follows a nationally recognized Youth Program Quality Intervention and continuous improvement process in order to assess and improve quality in programs serving our communities.