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Historical Milestones

February 2017

Mayor Bowser signs the Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes Establishment Act of 2016 into law. 

The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education (DME) launches the Out of School System Set-up Team at United Way of the National Capital Area to lay the foundation for the Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes.

April 2017

The Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes Establishment Act of 2016 takes effect.

July 2017

The Out of School System Set-up Team convenes groups of providers on the topic of program quality and ultimately the Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality’s assessment tool, known as the Youth Program Quality Assessment (PQA), is selected to serve as the hallmark of OST program quality in the District moving forward.

October 2017

The Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes launches in the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education with the appointment of its first executive director.

The Institute for Youth Development, the professional learning community of the OST Office, launches at University of the District of Columbia.

Twenty-two program sites, including Community Based Organizations (CBO), DC Public Schools (DCPS) and the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), commit to quality and agree to pilot the Weikart Youth Program Quality Intervention process. 

February 2018

Mayor Muriel Bowser launches Learn 24, guided by the Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes.