Prime Time's work is embedded in a wide body of research demonstrating that quality out-of-school time (OST) programs lead to substantial academic, social, and emotional benefits for youth.
The benefits for children and youth in high quality OST program include:
- Higher grades
- Improved standardized test scores
- On-time grade promotion
- Reduced dropout rates
- Increased school day attendance in programs throughout the country
Prime Time strives to provide children and youth with a wide range of hands-on learning experiences. In partnership with local content expert organizations, Prime Time makes available expanded learning opportunities (ELOs) to eligible afterschool and summer programs. In 2019-2020, Prime Time offered more than 22,000 children and youth access to ELOs.