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America After 3PM Special Report: STEM Learning in Afterschool on the Rise, But Barriers and Inequities Exist

More afterschool programs are offering STEM, but barriers and inequities exist. Afterschool and summer programs offer hands-on learning opportunities that spark students' interest in STEM subjects and help them gain critical STEM skills, but millions of young people are missing out.

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Infographic: STEM Learning in Afterschool on the Rise

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America After 3PM Special Report: Time for a Game-Changing Summer

Summer can be a game-changer for young people; a time for family vacations, new friendships, new adventures in camps and summer learning programs, or taking summer classes to catch up or get ahead in school. But the America After 3PM survey finds that for every child in a summer program, there's another waiting to get in.

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Summer Enrichment: Ensuring Access for All

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Black Communities Fact Sheet

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America After 3PM

The Afterschool Alliance's 4th edition of America After 3PM provides a detailed account of children in the afterschool hours, identifying: trends of participation in, and unmet demand for, afterschool programs; the experiences and opportunities programs afford; and which children and families are missing out, and why.

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Demand Grows, Opportunity Shrinks

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Access to Enrichment Isn't Equal

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Children with Special Needs or Disabilities

For the first time, an analysis of America After 3PM data examines the experience of children with special needs and disabilities in afterschool programs.

Black Communities

America After 3PM found that for every Black child in an afterschool program, 3 are waiting to get in, as more than 9 in 10 Black parents (93 percent) report satisfaction with their child's afterschool program. Check out the data.

Latinx Communities

America After 3PM found that for every Latinx child in an afterschool program, 3 are waiting to get in, as more than 9 in 10 Latinx parents (94 percent) report satisfaction with their child's afterschool program. Check out the data.

National Fact Sheet

America After 3PM found that for every child in an afterschool program, 3 are waiting to get in, with 7.7 million children alone and unsupervised after school. Check out additional select national data from America After 3PM 2020.

Top 10 States

Afterschool programs are locally-driven solutions to issues facing communities across the country—every state has its own unique story of afterschool. Delve into the data used to determine the top 10 states for afterschool programs, as well as factors that contributed to each state's ranking.

Middle School

Unmet demand for afterschool programs among parents of students in middle school (6th, 7th and 8th grades) has risen sharply, even as satisfaction with programs has reached a new high. For every middle schooler in an afterschool program today, three more are waiting to get in. Check out additional select national data.

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News Releases
8/18/2021

New Study: America's Afterschool Programs Providing More STEM Learning Opportunities, But Students from Low-Income Families Most Likely to Miss Out

6/10/2021

New Study: Despite Small, Steady Increases in Latinx Students Attending Summer Learning Programs, Latinx Children's Participation Now Lags Behind Other Groups

6/9/2021

New Study: More Black Students Participating in Summer Learning Programs than Ever Before, But 2.3 Million Are Without the Programs Their Parents Want for Them

5/19/2021

New Survey:Even Before Pandemic, Summer Programs Were Out of Reach For Nearly 14 Million Children, Most from Families with Low Incomes

2/3/2021

Most Middle School Students Are Without Access to the Afterschool Programs Their Parents Want for Them

1/13/2021

Unmet Need for Afterschool Programs Skyrockets in the Black Community, With Four Million Black Children Without the Access to Afterschool Their Parents Want

1/13/2021

Nuevo estudio revelagrandes necesidades insatisfechasen la comunidad latinx por los programas extraescolares, 6.5 millones de niños hispanos no tienen acceso a las actividades extraescolares que sus padres desean

1/13/2021

New Study Finds Tremendous Unmet Need for Afterschool Programs in the Latinx Community, With 6.5 Million Hispanic Children Without the Access to Afterschool Their Parents Want

12/8/2020

Unmet Demand for Afterschool Programs Reaches All-Time High


Blogs
5/19/2021

Top 5 findings from the America After 3PM special summer report

12/16/2020

Atlanta After 3PM: Parents want more afterschool support

12/8/2020

New Data on Afterschool: Demand Grows, Opportunity Shrinks


Briefings/Webinars

Watch the briefing on America After 3PM Summer Report. Recorded May 19, 1 PM EST/10 AM PST.


Download Summer PowerPoint

Watch the briefing on America After 3PM. Recorded Dec 8, 1 PM EST/10 AM PST.


America After 3PM Archives

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