We Are Transforming Out of School Time in Austin!

Summer Mini-Grants

The Andy Roddick Foundation is currently accepting proposals for mini-grants focused on enhancing the quality of summer learning programs in Central Texas. Grant awards will range from $500-$2500 with a focus on enhancing the quality planning, implementation, and/or evaluation of a summer learning program. Additional details and the application is available here. The application closes on March 29 so apply today!

Year-Round Opportunities for Children

The Andy Roddick Foundation, in partnership with Austin Independent School District and our partners, is working to expanding opportunities for young people to learn, thrive, and succeed. Together, our Partners in Opportunity have developed a focused, strategic change effort to address the needs of children at local elementary schools. We are creating a network of services to ensure year-round, high-quality out-of-school time programming for Kindergarten to 5th grade students.

Together we provide a continuum of services throughout the year and the child’s time in elementary school, providing and investing in quality services for children during the hours after school and during school vacations.

Our 2018-19 Partners in Opportunity are:

Through high-quality programming, we will achieve our goals of high levels of school-day participation, on-level academic outcomes, strong social emotional learning skills, and engaged families.

The network provides opportunities for peer learning among programs and shared professional development opportunities. All programs also engage in regular quality assessment and improvement activities.

Expanding Summer Opportunities Across Central Texas

In addition to our Summer Learning Program, the Andy Roddick Foundation partners with summer programs across Central Texas to ensure more students have access to high-quality programs.

Through a multi-year investment, we are supporting the BookSpring Summer Success to reduce summer learning loss. Building from a successful national pilot from Reading Is Fundamental, BookSpring is offering a classroom-based program for 1st and 2nd grade teachers to provide reading supports such as vocabulary and oral comprehension together with a distribution of 8 books before the summer break. The goal is to stop and potentially reverse the “summer slide” in reading skills for many students.

The Andy Roddick Foundation is a partner in the Summer Learning Investment Hub, a group of funders collectively working to make a measurable impact on the quality of summer learning programming across Central Texas. Summer 2018 partners included: