• HOST - Hillsborough Out of School Time Administrative Office
    813) 744-8941  

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    About Us
    After-school programs emerged in response to a community need: providing a safe, supervised environment for children during the critical hours before and after school.  Today, we proudly operate in 135 elementary and middle schools, serving nearly 8,500 students from kindergarten through 8th grade.  At the core of our initiative lies the commitment to fostering physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth in every child, setting them on a path to success.

    Our Mission
    Helping students grow in a safe, educationally enriched, fun environment. 

    Our Vision
    Preparing Students for Life

    Program Highlights

    • Comprehensive Activities: Daily plans include homework assistance, academic enrichment, art, crafts, indoor/outdoor games, and field trips.
    • Affordability & Accessibility: We strive to keep our programs affordable with fees approved by the school district. HOST also accepts School Readiness Childcare Certificates.
    • Nutrition: A daily snack is provided to all students, ensuring their well-being and readiness to engage in all activities.
    • Qualified Staff: Our team comprises district-certified teachers, college students, local high school OJT students, and retired personnel. Each member undergoes rigorous screening and is fingerprinted through the school district’s human resources department.
    • Safety First: We take the safety and security of our students seriously. They are always supervised and released only to individuals authorized on their registration form.

    Commitment to Fairness
    The district remains steadfast in its commitment to fairness and equity.  Discrimination in employment terms, conditions, or access to our programs and activities is strictly prohibited, aligning with our Non-Discrimination Statement.

    9200 students enrolled,LaShawn Johnson program manager, 135 schools with HOST programs

    The current enrollment in grades K-8 is 9,200 in 135 HOST school site programs.
    LaShawn Johnson, HOST Department Manager
    Paul Schale, Technology Program Manager
    Cindy Wilkinson, Creative Services Manager
    Lakeila Hamilton, Operations Program Manager

  • Summer 2024 Program Save the Dates May 28-August 9

    HOST Summer Program Save the Dates
    May 28-August 9
    $90 weekly fee + $30 registration fee

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