who we are

What difference can a network of devoted educators make when they have resources and expertise?

It’s time to provide more for our children while they are outside of school. Let’s maximize the impact that the professionals at after schools, summer programs, and other child care programs will have on our children.

Build the Out-of-school Time Network (“BOSTnet”) is a small nonprofit organization directed towards empowering educators through professional development, resources, and partnerships. By elevating the expertise and effectiveness of educators working in the out-of-school field the children served will achieve better development in important areas such as social emotional learning and literacy.

National Afterschool Association

BOSTnet is proud to work closely with national organizations that share our goals. We are a state affiliate of the National AfterSchool Association (NAA), the membership association for professionals who work with children and youth in diverse school and community-based settings to provide a wide variety of extended learning opportunities and care during out-of-school hours.
Individuals committed to out-of-school time, including afterschool, are able join the NAA membership free as an Ambassador which entitles them to benefits including online publications, resources, discounted training and attendance to virtual conventions. Executive and Advocate level membership come with even more benefits. We encourage all educators to join the network.