A colleague of mine talks of the culture differences that sometimes exist between schools and out-of-school time (OST) programs. He suggests that the two entities may not speak the same language or have the same customs or norms around education and development but ultimately have the same goals. Out-of-school time is more often focused on the “soft skills” of social emotional learning versus “hard” academic skills. Differences in approach become more apparent when the two entities work side by side. With the advent of extended learning opportunities (ELO), the two worlds are beginning to meld; community-based out-of-school time programs are joining forces with school-day teachers focused on skill building. For more than a decade, the National Institute on Out-of-School Time has offered training on “links to learning” to help bridge these two cultures, but the need for breaking down the silos is still real and requires a hands-on and relational approach.