For millions of children in America, when schools close for the summer, safe and enriching learning environments are out of reach, replaced by boredom, lost opportunities and risk. New analysis of data from the America After 3PM study measures the extent of this problem, concluding that three-quarters of America's schoolchildren do not participate in summer learning programs. Yet, fifty-six percent of kids (an estimated 24 million) who are not participating in summer learning programs, would likely enroll in a program, based on parent interest.
America After 3PM Special Report on Summer, sponsored by The Wallace Foundation, offers a snapshot of how children spend their summers and finds that the nation is missing a key opportunity to help millions of children succeed in school.
Download the complete findings from America After 3PM Special Report on Summer or see the links and map below for insight into nearly every avenue of summer learning program participation.
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|Defining Youth Outcomes for STEM Learning in Afterschool (January 2013)||STEM Advocacy Toolkit (December 2012)|
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|Arts Enrichment in Afterschool||Uncertain Times 2012: Afterschool Programs Still Struggling in Today's Economy|
|Afterschool: An Ally in Promoting Middle School Improvement (2012)||MetLife Foundation Afterschool Innovator Awards|
|Fact Sheets||Student-Centered Learning in Afterschool: Putting Students' Needs and Interests First (2011)|
|Literacy in Afterschool: A Building Block for Learning and Development (2011)||Service-Learning in Afterschool: Helping Students Grow and Communities Prosper (2011)|