Shared goal(s): Support youth during out-of-school time activities, Meet community interests and needs


PASA is a 17-year old organization, and pre-pandemic ran afterschool programming in school sites. In Fall 2020, PASA pivoted to municipal parks and recreation centers to house programming. PASA mapped the zip codes of PASA’s participant population to rec centers across the city and was able to secure four sites that are in walking distance to PASA’s youth. The kids will be able to join programming 2 days a week outside and indoors within their own neighborhoods, rather than being bused in as before.

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Lead organization partners: PASA, City of Providence Parks and Recreation Department

Kinds of organization: Advocacy/Intermediary Non-profit Organization, Government Entity

Participant population: Youth (Ages 14-17 or Grades 9-12), Youth (Ages 5-13 or Grades K-8)

Youth development support targetted: Relationship with a Caring Adult, Mentor, or Tutor, Whole Child/Positive Youth Development

Primary funding source: Government Entity/Grant, Individual Contributions, Private Philanthropic Foundation



Timeframe: Fall 2020 (Academic Year), Spring 2021 (Academic Year), Winter 2020 (Academic Year)

Location: Rhode Island

Total capacity: 80 daily during the pandemic

Health and safety: Compliance with State/County/City guidance

How do you address inequity? 

PASA is committed to educational equity. 98% of the youth that participate in PASA are from low-income families. And, most of these youth do not have access to fee-based, privately run recreational or extended learning opportunities. In turn, they are not necessarily getting a whole-child, positive youth development centered-approach to education. According to PASA's Executive Director, “the afterschool community is filling these holes in innovative ways” and in ways that create community and youth relationships with caring adults. After all, “knowing how you are as a person is an important equity agenda.”

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