Afterschool Webinar:

America After 3PM: STEM Learning on the Rise

Wednesday, Aug 18, 2021 01:00 PM ET

Join the Afterschool Alliance on Wednesday, August 18, at 1 p.m. EDT for a virtual briefing for media and the field on new nationwide and state data on children’s STEM learning experiences, including which children have access to enriching, engaging STEM learning opportunities in their afterschool programs and which children are missing out. The report, "STEM Learning in Afterschool on the Rise, But Barriers and Inequities Exist,” provides insights into what access to STEM learning in afterschool looks like for children and youth in the United States. It is based on responses from nearly 31,000 U.S. families to a household survey.

Afterschool and summer programs provide hands-on learning opportunities and a natural space for students to explore, learn, and grow. These programs spark students’ interest in STEM and computer science subjects, expose them to future careers, and support school-day learning, all while developing a new generation of problem solvers. But, inequities exist and too many young people are missing out.



  • Jodi Grant – Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance
  • Gemma Lenowitz – Program Officer, Overdeck Family Foundation
  • Zelda Quiller Waymer – President & CEO, South Carolina Afterschool Alliance
  • Shannon Christian – Exective Director, Worland Youth Learning Center
  • Nikole Collins-Puri – CEO, Techbridge Girls