Afterschool programs continue to make advances when it comes to providing students with nutritious foods, keeping students physically fit and promoting health. See how afterschool programs are helping our nation's students get healthy, stay healthy and lead healthier lives.
Learn more about health and wellness in the hours after school in Kids on the Move: Afterschool Programs Promoting Healthy Eating and Physical Activity. Read the full America After 3PM special report or the executive summary.
More and more, parents understand the benefits of afterschool programs and are enrolling their kids in record numbers. Participation in afterschool programs continues to grow, but for every child who participates, there are two more who would like to — if a program were available.
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. It highlights the trends of afterschool program participation, documents the benefits associated with participation in afterschool programs, and measures public support for afterschool programs. Download the full report and key findings.
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The 2014 America After 3PM research and report were made possible by the generous support of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Wallace Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the Noyce Foundation, with additional support from the Heinz Endowments, The Robert Bowne Foundation and the Samueli Foundation.