It's on! Join us for a celebration of afterschool programs like none other—this year's Lights On Afterschool will shine a light on all the ways afterschool has supported their communities during the pandemic.

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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:

21 Years of Lights On Afterschool

Tuesday, Sep 22, 2020 Register

Blueprint for Successful In-School & Afterschool Partnerships in Reopening

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2020 Watch

Importance of Including Afterschool in School Reopening Plans

Thursday, Jul 30, 2020 Watch

Afterschool Works! Effectively Telling Your Story

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2020 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