Youth Programs


The City of Charlotte aims to improve neighborhood quality of life through a community engagement strategy that ensures children are safe, succeeding in school, and supported by their community. To help achieve this goal, the Out of School Time program provides funding to organizations that deliver quality out-of-school services to children and youth in high-need families.  Through a competitive proposal process, funds are awarded for 2-years to eligible out of school time providers. 

Request for Proposal:

The City of Charlotte is accepting Proposals for its Out of School Time Program from October 17, 2018 until 2:00 p.m. on December 7, 2018. Proposals are to be submitted to the Finance Department – City Procurement at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, as listed in the RFP. 

There is $979,934 available in funding to qualifying Out of School Time Programs. For the purposes of this RFP# 269-2019-016, assume an initial contract term of one (1) year, September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020, with the City having an option to renew for one (1) additional consecutive one (1) year term thereafter.

Link to RFP:

Downloadable PDF: OST RFP# 269-2019-016

Please note the organization qualifications as listed in Section 3.5 of RFP# 269-2019-016.

All inquiries must be directed to Krystal King,


​​The OST Locator

If you are in search of Out of School Time programming for youth, please visit to find the right program for you.

For more information contact:

Tiffany Johnson

Out of School Time Specialist