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Escambia Children’s Trust Issues Out-of-School Time Programs RFP

The Escambia Children’s Trust issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking programs that will provide out-of-school time programs for students in Escambia County. The Escambia Children’s Trust (ECT) is committed to supporting children and youth in preparing for a bright
future. In service to that commitment, ECT is seeking to build and support strong organizations that can provide children and youth with high-quality out-of-school-time (OST) programming.

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The ECT developed the Out-of-School Time Program RFP to enable local community-based preschool, afterschool, and summer learning programs to provide the foundational skills and guidance that extend beyond academics, helping develop the whole young person—cognitively, socially, and emotionally.

The aim of this RFP is to fulfill several urgent needs identified in ECT’s 2022 needs assessment: in particular, the academic and attendance indicators addressed in Theme 2: Children are Ready to Succeed in School and Life and the indicators on youth mental health, addiction and violence addressed in Theme 4: Children Have Supports to Help Them Avoid Risky Behaviors.

Ultimately, ECT seeks to offer low-income and underserved families a range of high-quality OST programs that meet a demonstrated need for positive youth development during the critical afterschool hours, summer breaks, and other times when school is not in session, including extended day programs for preschool-aged children.

ECT encourages potential applicants to attend the OST RFP Information Session on Wednesday, September 21, from 9 AM to 11:30 AM at the Brownsville Community
Center.

Submissions for the RFP are due by 3:00 PM CST on November 4, 2022.

For more information, contact the Escambia Children’s Trust via email at info@escambiachildrenstrust.org or visit www.escambiachildrenstrust.org.

About Escambia Children’s Trust

The Escambia Children’s Trust is a special district established by the voters of Escambia County. The ECT supports educational, preventative, developmental, or rehabilitative services that further the well-being of all children in Escambia County.