Quality afterschool programs are one of the Kids Hope Alliance’s core services and flagship programs.  These programs are operated in two successful models: 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.