Join the national rally for afterschool!

Join 1 million Americans to celebrate Lights On Afterschool today.

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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:

Use New Digital Tools from ARTHUR to Help Promote Prosocial Skills and Reduce Bullying 

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 Watch

Level the Field in Computer Science with Girls Who Code

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 Watch

Raising a Generation of Innovators: The How and Why of Promoting Creativity in Children

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016 Watch

Lights On Afterschool: Planning and Messaging for STEM Events

Tuesday, Sep 6, 2016 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