Quality afterschool programs are one of the Jacksonville Children’s Commission’s core services and flagship programs.  These programs are operated in two successful models: TEAM UP school-based programs and Community-Based programs, which are located throughout the city in a variety of community centers and nonprofit organizations. 

In February 2012, Jacksonville was one of nine cities selected by The Wallace Foundation as part of a four-year system-building initiative to strengthen afterschool programs for urban youth by establishing uniform quality standards, enhancing data collection and expanding participation to improve programs and outcomes. Thanks to this grant, this new website, among many other enhancements to Commission-funded out-of-school time programs have been made possible.