School’s Out is an evidence-based, collaborative afterschool program for elementary students in Richmond. This program currently serves the Blundell elementary school.
The School’s Out program aims to encourage the development of core competencies in the children that attend the group by addressing the lack of protective factors in a community. School’s Out facilitates social and emotional development, physical and mental health and well-being, connectedness, use of after-school time and exposure to novel experiences. Research has shown that effective programming introduced at an early age, as well as having a healthy relationship with at least 3 caring adults other than their parents, can significantly impact life trajectories. RASS aims to put each child that attends our program in the optimum position for them to succeed.