AFTERSCHOOL FUNDING INCREASED IN ED SPENDING BILL

More children and youth may have access to afterschool and summer learning programs next year, as Congress has adopted a badly-needed increase in 21st Century Community Learning Centers appropriation. What's next?
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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.

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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.

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Get your kids involved in afterschool: Locate programs in your community and learn Read the Blog to identify high-quality programs.

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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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