Lights On Aftershool week is here!

Whether you celebrate online or in-person, we're honoring the afterschool program staff who are helping our kids recover and forge bright futures.
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STEM Learning in Afterschool on the Rise


Explore national and state-level STEM-related findings through this interactive data dashboard.


A visual illustration that takes you through key findings from the report, "STEM Learning in Afterschool on the Rise, But Barriers and Inequities Exist."


Find communications materials on Afterschool Alliance's new study, as well as resources to help share data with your networks.

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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:

Lights On Afterschool Youth Town Hall

Thursday, Oct 28, 2021 Register

Lights On Afterschool: River City Drumbeat

Monday, Oct 25, 2021 Watch

Back to Afterschool with STEM

Thursday, Sep 16, 2021 Watch

Lights On Afterschool: Celebrating afterschool programs and staff

Thursday, Sep 9, 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