At Open Doors Academy, we believe that education is the key to helping kids break the cycle of poverty.

Poverty and all the things that fuel it work against our children’s success, both in and out of the classroom. We recognize that schools and teachers are working hard, but the traditional school day – 8am to 3pm, late August through May – is not sufficient to address these issues for so many of these kids. They just need more.

So, ODA has developed a unique model of out-of-school time programming. What’s that? Think “afterschool,” but more. We partner with schools to elevate kids to new levels of learning. We leverage partnerships with schools and communities, family engagement, a continuum of programming, and strong adult-peer relationships to maximize our impact.

No, it’s not easy work. But we do it because we are 100% for our kids.

Dorothy Moulthrop, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer