Out-of-School Learning for All

InPlay levels the playing field by connecting families with summer and after-school opportunities and scholarships that support success in school and in life.

We are a non-profit whose mission is to connect kids and youth to summer and after-school programs that ignite their individual interests and talents, thereby reducing the achievement gap.

InPlay works with School Districts, Parents, Activity Providers, and other partners to deliver comprehensive, convenient, affordable options for kids and teens.

School Districts & Partners

“Summer learning loss” is real. Schools need to help students preserve their hard-earned academic gains by keeping students stimulated and engaged over the summer. But teachers and staff spend unnecessary time stuffing flyers, chasing parents, registering kids, and interacting with external OST programs.

InPlay lightens the administrative burden and eliminates the need to maintain lists of out-of-school learning programs.

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Parents, Teachers & Caseworkers

For busy parents, InPlay offers an easy-to-use afterschool and summer planning guide to find and register for affordable programs. We offer a searchable guide that includes all local programs, including free and reduced-price programs, and those that serve students with special needs and English-learners.

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Activity Providers

Providers seek cost-effective ways to promote their programs to fill spots. Flyers and Peachjar are hit or miss. Camp fairs are time-consuming that yield few sign-ups. But 1 in 4 local families use InPlay to find summer and after school programs for their kids.

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Our Team


Woody Peterson
Eric Hopson
Mike McCracken
Rod Hsiao

Board of Directors

Vanessa Camones, CEO, AnyContext

Mike Chu, Co-Founder, ByteGain

Daren Howard, General Manager Bay Area, Think Together

John Merrells, CTO and Advisor

Paul Tauber, Partner, Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP

Juliet Tiffany-Morales, Education Evaluation Program Manager, Google

John Toupin, CTO, SongLily

You can help ensure InPlay reaches all students and families! As a 501(c)3 non-profit, we are a trusted resource amongst providers, families, and school districts as we reach kids at all socio-economic levels, including those looking for free options and scholarships.

Thank you for helping us continue our work to engage and bring equity to kids and teens for critical out-of-school time opportunities!

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InPlay 654 Gilman Street Palo Alto, CA 94301