Parents increasingly look to afterschool programs to support young people's overall health and development—from providing supportive adults and mentors to helping build life skills—but issues of access prevent millions of young people from benefitting from the opportunities that programs provide.FULL | PDF Executive Summary | PDF
Young people in rural communities are getting essential supports from afterschool and summer learning programs that are helping them make connections and realize their full potential. Yet, unmet demand for afterschool and summer learning programs is now the highest in the history of America After 3PM, and rural families face challenges accessing programs.FULL | PDF Executive Summary | PDF
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.FULL | PDF Executive Summary | PDF
Infographic: STEM Learning in Afterschool on the RiseFull Version Social I II III IV
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.FULL | PDF Executive Summary | PDF
Summer Enrichment: Ensuring Access for AllFull Version Social I II
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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.Report Summary Fact Sheet Topline
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Demand Grows, Opportunity ShrinksFULL VERSION SOCIAL VERSION I II III
Access to Enrichment Isn't EqualFULL VERSION
For the first time, an analysis of America After 3PM data examines the experience of children with special needs and disabilities in afterschool programs.
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.
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.
For the first time, an analysis of America After 3PM data provides an in-depth look at the afterschool experiences of Native American children and youth.
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.
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.
Afterschool Programs Helping Students Re-Engage and Heal as Many Cope with Anxiety, Depression, Persistent Sadness
Massive Unmet Demand for Afterschool Among Rural Latino Children
Enorme demanda insatisfecha por los programas después de clases para los niños latinos de las áreas rurales
Vast Unmet Demand for Afterschool Among Rural Black Children
New Report Finds Unmet Demand for Afterschool Programs in America's Rural Communities Rising Sharply, Rural Students of Color and from Low-Income Families Most Likely to Miss Out
New Study: America's Afterschool Programs Providing More STEM Learning Opportunities, But Students from Low-Income Families Most Likely to Miss Out
New Study: Despite Small, Steady Increases in Latinx Students Attending Summer Learning Programs, Latinx Children's Participation Now Lags Behind Other Groups
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
New Survey:Even Before Pandemic, Summer Programs Were Out of Reach For Nearly 14 Million Children, Most from Families with Low Incomes
Most Middle School Students Are Without Access to the Afterschool Programs Their Parents Want for Them
Unmet Need for Afterschool Programs Skyrockets in the Black Community, With Four Million Black Children Without the Access to Afterschool Their Parents Want
Nuevo estudio revelagrandes necesidades insatisfechasen la comunidad latinx por los programas extraescolares, 6.5 millones de niÃ±os hispanos no tienen acceso a las actividades extraescolares que sus padres desean
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
Unmet Demand for Afterschool Programs Reaches All-Time High
New America After 3PM special report: Promoting healthy futures
Spiking demand, growing barriers: The trends shaping afterschool and summer learning in rural communities
New report reveals state of afterschool STEM learning opportunities
Top 5 findings from the America After 3PM special summer report
Atlanta After 3PM: Parents want more afterschool support
New Data on Afterschool: Demand Grows, Opportunity Shrinks
Watch the briefing on America After 3PM Summer Report. Recorded May 19, 1 PM EST/10 AM PST.
Watch the briefing on America After 3PM. Recorded Dec 8, 1 PM EST/10 AM PST.