Kids spend 80% of their waking hours outside of the K-12 school system
Will attend >$10,000 of out-of-school
programming this year
Will not attend a single program
in their lifetime
A classic market gap
The current state of the market for out-of-school programs follows the unfortunate pattern of most other social goods.
A CRITICAL GOOD
Amidst budget cuts in most school districts, the learning opportunities that a child receives during the 80% their life spent outside of school have never been more important for their academic success and social & emotional well-being.
WITH A FRAGMENTED MARKET
In most communities, the market for educational opportunities outside of school is disconnected: Families struggle to connect with program Providers, and Providers struggle to connect with Families.
CREATES AN OPPORTUNITY GAP
At the end of the school day, a child's access to education is dictated by which of the 2 groups their primary caregiver falls into: those who have the resources to overcome the fragmentation, and those who don't.
Village is a single place for families to find educational opportunities after school, on the weekends and over school breaks.
Less friction, more learning
Village handles the friction points of
out-of-school, so that Families can focus on learning, and Providers can focus on teaching
View all program and Provider information in your preferred language
Easily register for programs, without worrying about the security of child data
SMS notifications and the Registrations Dashboard further reduce barriers to participation.
Loved by Families and Providers
Village consolidates all of your searches for local extracurricular activities into one place. It makes you feel organized, to be able to find and commit to multiple programs for all of your children.
– Laura L., mother of 2
By taking care of marketing and registration, Village allows me to focus on growing my program and helping kids.
– Dennis Beale, Founder and Executive Director, The Power of Perception
Made possible through partners
Village is implemented at the grassroots level through partnerships with local stakeholders and child-serving organizations, delivering sustainable social & financial (double bottom line) impact to the entire community.
It is my opinion that the mission of Village to create an online marketplace for out-of-school-learning is a targeted solution to address the lack of access our under-resourced and systemically marginalized families face.
– Jim Schmitt, Executive Director of Teaching and Learning, Eau Claire Area School District
We're currently in pilot
We're about to kick off our Eau Claire, WI pilot, where our founders' extensive stakeholder relationships offer the perfect environment for testing Village.
Become a Village Partner
Join the incredible network of local, state, and national partners working to propel this critical mission.
Local Partners in the Eau Claire area – Get involved in the Village Pilot
Local Partners in new cities - Help bring Village to your community
National Partners - We're always looking to meet organizations interested in helping to scale Village