Youth Summit


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​A Community Discussion on Out-of-School-Time

​Mayor Jennifer Roberts recently held a Charlotte Youth Summit, a stakeholder discussion on enhancing out-of-school-time programming for area youth. The conversation focused on how these programs can boost school performance, increase economic mobility and reduce crime as well as what improvements are necessary to ensure their success.

In addition to breakout sessions for attendees, the event included remarks by:

  • The Honorable Jennifer Roberts, Mayor of Charlotte

  • Chief Kerr Putney, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

  • James E. Ford, 2014 N.C. Teacher of the Year

Ideas generated at the summit will serve as a starting point for improving OST programming in Charlotte.  Please check back for updates on the progress.

About the Out- of- School-Time Program

The Out-of-School-Time Program provides funding to organizations that deliver quality out-of-school services to children in need. 

Its mission is to improve local neighborhoods' quality of life by helping to ensure children are safe, succeeding in school and supported by their community.

The program accepts proposals from providers who:

  • Administer a school-year or year-round out-of-school program that operates five days a week

  • Are a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization or NC licensed afterschool provider

  • Have provided a continuous out-of-school program for a minimum of three years, with at least one year in Charlotte

  • Are a Charlotte education agency or faith-based organization 

  • Serve a minimum of 50 participants who are in kindergarten through 12th grade​