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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:

Understanding and Responding to Incidents of Bias (Reprise)

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 Register

What Works – Lessons from 100,000 Lights On Afterschool Celebrations

Thursday, Sep 7, 2017 Register

Fight Budget Cuts using Lights On Afterschool

Thursday, Aug 31, 2017 Register

Building English Language Learners' Literacy Afterschool

Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017 Register

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