Looking for the basic facts about afterschool such as how many children and youth participate, how many are unsupervised and how afterschool programs benefit chidlren, families and communities? The fact sheets below provide an overview of the basic facts used to make the case for afterschool in general and 21st Century Community Learning Centers in particular.
A timely & factual overview of the afterschool hours in America and related polling data. See also, national fact sheet providing relevant numbers and information on the state of afterschool. (Updated February 2013)
An updated overview of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program. See also, state-by-state chart showing funding gap for 21st CCLC, comparing funding authorized in No Child Left Behind, amount of actual funding for 2012 and the FY2013 budget. (Updated March 2013)
A summary of research findings of afterschool programs improving academic achievement, keeping kids safe and helping working families. (Updated January 2013)
A steady stream of afterschool evaluations are showing important gains for children, not only in terms of academic achievement but also in terms of safety, discipline, attendance and avoidance of risky behaviors. This evaluations backgrounder focuses on the impact of afterschool programs on academic outcomes, student behavior and parental concerns about children's safety. (Updated February 2013)
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