Students spend almost 80% of their waking hours outside of the classroom. We transform that time into hours of opportunity.
We focus on out-of-school time, meaning those hours before and after school as well as summers, weekends, and during school vacations.
The average student spends 80% of their waking hours outside the classroom. These are the hours when students are at risk of losing academic skills, being a victim of violent crime, gaining weight by not being physically active, and engaging in risky behaviors. The Andy Roddick Foundation works to transform this time into hours of opportunity, and high-quality out-of-school time programs can have a positive and lasting effect on students by keeping them safe, engaged, and active.
We understand that talent is universal but opportunity is not, and we know that opportunity matters.
Our vision is for all young people to have endless opportunities to discover and achieve their potential. Right now, children in low-income communities consistently have less opportunities to learn outside the classroom than their better-off peers do. In fact, this unequal access to opportunities puts lower income students 2-3 years behind their peers by 5th grade. By addressing this ongoing opportunity gap that exists between lower income students and their peers, all students will learn, thrive, and succeed.
Our mission is to work with our community to expand opportunities for young people to learn, thrive, and succeed.
To do this, the Andy Roddick Foundation operates a high-quality summer learning program, partners with and invests in other effective after school and summer programs, and works across our community to collectively impact the future of students in the Austin community by ensuring they have access to a continuum of high-quality opportunities outside the school day. This is all designed to build resilient students that have the skills, traits, and opportunities needed to reach their full potential.