Lights On poster contest

Get those art supplies ready: it's time for the 2017 Lights On Afterschool poster contest! This year, there's a new grand prize.
Here's how

Afterschool programs keep kids safe, inspire them to learn and help working families. For every child in a program, two are waiting to get in. We're working to change that.

Latest Research

America After 3PM spans a decade of data chronicling how children spend the hours between 3 and 6 p.m. — the hours after school ends and before parents typically return home from work.

Afterschool Snack

The afterschool blog on the latest research, resources, funding and policy on expanding quality afterschool and summer learning programs for children and youth. Read the latest.

In My Community

Get your kids involved in afterschool: Locate programs in your community and learn what to look for to identify high-quality programs.

Afterschool Issues:

Let's Hear It for the Girls: Supporting Girls in Afterschool

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 Watch

Tips to Apply for the New York Life Foundation Aim High Grant

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 Watch

Learning from Summer: Findings and Implications for Summer Learning Programs

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 Watch

Preventing Bullying Through Science, Policy and Practice

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016 Watch

Afterschool STEM HUB

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Even though everyday life surrounds us with obvious STEM applications, it can still be challenging to make the case for meaningful reforms in STEM learning. It's harder still when it comes to afterschool settings.

Need help speaking afterschool STEM-ish? The STEM HUB has quick start guides, resources & more.

Visit the STEM HUB