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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:

Learning from Successful Efforts to Integrate Social & Emotional Learning in Afterschool

Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018 Watch

Expert Perspectives: Building Social and Emotional Skills in Afterschool

Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 Watch

Summer Learning Program Recruitment Best Practices

Thursday, May 10, 2018 Watch

Déjà Vu: The President’s Budget Eliminates Afterschool Funding. What Happens Now?

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 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