PDX After School Blog
PDX After School started as an idea in 2016 to provide after school programs and parents one place to see all after school offerings for their specific school. This was during a time when paper flyer distribution was being phased out and expensive digital flyers were being introduced. PDXAfterschool.com was purchased and sat dormant until 2018 when PPS announced they would no longer help facilitate communication between after school providers and parents through physical or digital means. At this time a group of after school providers met and talked about alternative ways to communicate with parents and this is when development on PDX After School started. This is our best attempt at providing one place for parents to see all the after school offerings at their school.
PDX After School is working hard to provide the best and only place to find all after school activities for your kids at your specific school. We hope to ease the headache of searching for activities and also give you a chance to see opportunities you might not normally think of for your kids!
We are implementing much needed improvements to PDX After School to better serve you and our after school providers. We think after school education is essential in providing a well-rounded education for your kids! There is only so much time in the school day and a narrow focus of learning. We hope you can find opportunities for your kids to learn how to make robots, program, play a sport, paint something, improve those acting skills, and learn an instrument and so much more!
Let us help you find a great hobby for your kid! We don’t have an expertise in everything or maybe it’s that we just don’t have the time to teach our kids these fun and exciting skills! We know that kids learn so well through hands-on, experience-based projects that after school providers can offer to your kids. The providers are constraint to the 1 teacher to 30 kids or making sure they pass all the tests, but instead offer learning in so many different ways that might just mesh with your kids’ learning styles.
Please give PDX After School a chance to introduce an awesome experience to your student this year in something they love or in something they don’t know they love yet! 😉