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Elevating the field of Out-of-School Time Education

Our Mission

COSA is designed to elevate the field of out-of-school time education and programming.

Programs & Services


COSA's regional mentors work across Ohio and provide one-on-one support to OST programs that want to do better.


COSA provides regional trainings to help educate OST professionals and share best practices in the field.


OST is a newer field of education. We’re committed to gathering research and other resources that you can use to improve your programs.


in the 21st Century

Teachers are working hard, but today's kids need more. Yes, they need to be academically prepared. They also need the social and emotional skills necessary to navigate a complex world that is accessible to them through every phone, tablet, and computer they come into contact with.

Youth from low-income families and high-risk communities need these skills the most.

Without them, success in the classroom can simply be out of reach. Meet our team that is committed to helping youth. 


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that kids need.

Out-of-school time organizations can provide the support that these kids and families need. They do this by providing experiences that compliment learning in the classroom. By helping kids develop socially and emotionally.

By engaging families in their children's education and overall development.

The Center for Out-of-School Advancement is here to help those organizations do their best work yet. Learn more about what we do.