Central Texas Afterschool Network, Partners in Improving Child Well-being, 2011

Report by Children's Optimal Health

Children's Optimal Health   (Austin*)


Central Texas Afterschool Network, Partners in Improving Child Well-being

Project Partner:  Central Texas Afterschool Network, Safe Schools/Healthy Students – Austin Community Collaboration to Enhance Student Success (ACCESS)

Question/Topic:  Where are the afterschool resources for children in 17 targeted Central Texas Zip Codes?

Online:  Yes

Report Released October 2011

This publication of Children’s Optimal Health (COH) marks a partnership with the Central Texas Afterschool Network (CTAN).  The maps in this report is a beginning step in using geospatial analysis to understand the relationship between quality Out of School Time (OST) care and child well-being. CTAN is a collaborative effort between private and non-profit organizations in the Travis County area that serve school-age children and their families, particularly targeting the economically disadvantaged.   The map report includes information on the number of students attending OST programs, program locations and types, as well as gaps in services throughout the Austin, Del Valle and Manor School Districts.  Further, COH maps representing student academic achievement, absenteeism, child health and safety are also included to help facilitate collaboration on these issues among OST providers. COH understands the importance of OST programming for the overall health and well-being of children in Central Texas and is proud to map this unique dataset and complete a useful and action-able project with CTAN.