May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we're highlighting the ways afterschool programs support children and young people as they face challenges including trauma, ACEs, substance use, and beyond.

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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:

Empatico: A Platform for Empathy

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 Register

Federal Policy and Afterschool Part I: "The Usual Suspects"

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Register

Part III: Summer Learning Toolkit—A Deeper Dive: Creating Site Climate and Culture

Thursday, Apr 11, 2019 Watch

Summer Learning Toolkit--A Deeper Dive: Keys to Staffing & Professional Development

Thursday, Mar 28, 2019 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.

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