Center for Afterschool, Summer and Enrichment (CASE)

Because What Happens Between School & Home Matters

  • As an afterschool intermediary, Center for Afterschool, Summer and Enrichment (CASE) for Kids provides resources, trainings and funding for students in grades pre-k through 12 in afterschool programs in schools, child care facilities and community centers. Services benefit approximately 12,000 kids in greater Harris County. CASE for Kids programs happen before and after school, on weekends and during the summer. As a branch of Harris County Department of Education, the division was founded in 1999 with a goal to keep kids safe, help working families and improve academic achievement.

    Center for Afterschool, Summer and Enrichment (CASE) for Kids continues to collect and share numerous resources for you and your students to make the best use of time at home during COVID-19.

    We’re sharing these resources through our Afterschool Zone website. These education resources give you access to three core competencies: social-emotional learning (SEL), numeracy, and literacy. We know you face unprecedented times as we stay at home during COVID-19. By working together to provide support, we strive to build a stronger after-school network.

    Highlights of our do-at-home, student activities:

    • Cooking demonstrations
    • Read-aloud story times
    • Virtual tours of museums around the nation

    Educator resources:

    • Scheduled spring trainings which shift to a virtual experiences through our CASE Spring Training Calendar 
    • Lists of local organizations that provide personal assistance to support Harris County residents
    • In addition, access our the HCDE Educator Resources page for additional activities for students of all ages and a variety of subject areas 

    Because your self-care is of utmost concern, practicing positive mindfulness is important. We share self-care resources such as activities to do every day, as well as research. Our goal is to help you center your mind so you may bring your best to your students and maintain your own mental wellness.

    Follow CASE for Kids on social media as we post new ideas daily! Thanks for all you do to make afterschool cool. You’re the best, so take care!


  • CASE for Kids Vision & Mission

    VISION: A connected community investing in opportunities for youth.

    MISSION: Strengthen, support, and sustain afterschool programs and out-of-school time activities.


  • CASE for Kids City Connections Request for Proposals (RFP) Information

  • 2020-2021 CASE for Kids City Connections Funding Recipients

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