Afterschool Webinar:

America After 3PM: Demand Grows, Opportunities Shrink

Tuesday, Dec 8, 2020 01:00 PM ET

Join the Afterschool Alliance Tuesday, December 8, at 1 PM EST for a virtual media and field briefing on new nationwide data on demand for afterschool programs and parent views on afterschool opportunities. The report "America After 3PM: Demand Grows, Opportunity Shrinks," includes responses from more than 30,000 U.S. families and builds on household surveys conducted in 2004, 2009 and 2014. It offers a pre-pandemic snapshot of how children and youth spend their afternoons and includes a separate survey of parents conducted this fall.

For years, afterschool programs have kept kids safe, inspired them to learn, and offered parents peace of mind that their children are constructively engaged in the hours between the end of the school day and when parents return from work.

Commissioned by the Afterschool Alliance and conducted by Edge Research, the new study reveals disturbing trends in access to afterschool opportunities, high unmet demand for afterschool overall, and paints a picture of stark inequities in terms of which families can access and afford afterschool programs.

Explore all the national and state data on our interactive America After 3PM Dashboard


  • Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance
  • U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Republican co-chair of the Senate Afterschool Caucus
  • Zelda Waymer, President and CEO, South Carolina Afterschool Alliance
  • Rico X, Vice President of School-Age Services, YMCA of Middle Tennessee
  • Stacy Medford, Parent, Leadership Academy at John T. White Elementary, Fort Worth, Texas