RBF_1_07_An Emerging Field

Celebrating the fact that Out-of-School Time (OST) education was an emerging field in its own right, distinct from K-12 education, the Robert Bowne Foundation (RBF) provided research grants and fellowships to OST education providers and scholars. We also disseminated their work and that of others in our publications. The RBF believed that all young people were entitled to quality programs that support their development -- intellectual, artistic, physical, emotional, and spiritual -- to its fullest potential. Through our research and advocacy efforts, we joined the growing OST community in helping to make that dream a reality.