$1.5M IN OST GRANTS

Last week the New York Life Foundation announced $1.5 million in new grants to youth-serving programs as part of the Aim High program. Dedicated to supporting middle school youth, Aim High is part of the foundation's ongoing investment to help kids reach 9th grade on time and prepared for high school.
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America After 3PM


The 4th edition of America After 3PM provides a detailed account of children in the afterschool hours, identifying trends in participation, demand, experiences, and opportunities.

Afterschool & Summer in the Time of COVID-19


Afterschool programs continue to be a source of support to the children and families in their community as they adapt to the challenging circumstances and stressors created by the pandemic.

Policy, resources, & data

American Rescue Plan


With billions in funding available for afterschool and summer enrichment, the American Rescue Plan presents a tremendous opportunity to support students' recovery.

Afterschool programs keep kids safe, inspire them to learn and help working families. For every child in a program, two are waiting to get in. We're working to change that.

Latest Research

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.

Afterschool Snack

The afterschool blog on the latest research, resources, funding and policy on expanding quality afterschool and summer learning programs for children and youth. Read the latest.

In My Community

Get your kids involved in afterschool: Locate programs in your community and learn what to look for to identify high-quality programs.

Afterschool Issues:

Youth-Centered Civics Initiatives to Strengthen Communities

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2021 Watch

Getting Started with Service-Learning in Afterschool Programs

Tuesday, Jun 8, 2021 Watch

ARP: School-Age Child Care Opportunities for Afterschool and Summer

Thursday, Jun 3, 2021 Watch

America After 3PM: A Game-Changing Summer

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 Watch

Afterschool STEM HUB

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Even though everyday life surrounds us with obvious STEM applications, it can still be challenging to make the case for meaningful reforms in STEM learning. It's harder still when it comes to afterschool settings.

Need help speaking afterschool STEM-ish? The STEM HUB has quick start guides, resources & more.

Visit the STEM HUB