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New Report & Data: Full STEM Ahead

Afterschool programs are embracing STEM as a natural fit for the afterschool setting. Read Full STEM Ahead: Afterschool Programs Step Up as Key Partners in STEM Education to learn more about the opportunities offered after school to activate students' interest in STEM and view the national map to dig into the data.
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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness month, and afterschool is working to combat the epidemic. True or false? Only 50 percent of kids ages 6 to 11 get enough daily physical activity.
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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.

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Get your kids involved in afterschool: Locate programs in your community and learn what to look for to identify high-quality programs.

Afterschool Issues:

Afterschool News

Sept 29, 2015 Parents Value Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Learning Opportunities Provided by Afterschool Programs STEM Skills Taught in Most Afterschool Programs, Parents Say, Expressing Satisfaction

Sept 24, 2015 Team of Students from Long Island Wins National Art Contest Hicksville Boys & Girls Club Youth Designed This Year's Lights On Afterschool Poster

Sept 22, 2015 More Than 650 Diverse and Powerful Groups Urge ESEA Conferees to Reauthorize 21st CCLC Afterschool Funding

Sept 18, 2015 America Will Turn the Lights on for Afterschool on October 22nd Empire State Building to be Lit in Yellow for 16th Annual Rally for Afterschool

America's Afterschool Storybook

"Technology is an effective medium to integrate STEM — teachers can integrate content from science lessons, engineering concepts and math principles by using technology-centered programs."

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"Art2STEM is an opportunity for at-risk girls to meet women working in STEM professions that, for the most part, have never occurred to them. It broadens not only the vision of themselves, but also builds the I can really do this attitude."

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