New England After 3 PM is a series of reports, supported by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation and focused on the state of afterschool across the New England region. Collectively, the New England After 3PM reports present a picture of how youth in New England currently spend their time afterschool, how stakeholders throughout the region view afterschool, what’s currently happening to help advance afterschool and what next steps remain to be taken to make afterschool for all a reality in New England. Released in May 2006, the first installment, New England After 3 PM, examined afterschool across the region with a special focus on Massachusetts.
Subsequent installments, called "Spotlight" reports, have focused on the views of specific stakeholders in states throughout the New England region. Click on the links below for more information about each "Spotlight".
New England After 3PM Highlights:
Across New England, one in five children has no safe, supervised activity after the school day ends. The lack of adult supervision means these children are left to take care of themselves at a time of day when juvenile crime peaks, and when a range of inappropriate behaviors beckon, including drugs and alcohol, gangs and teen sex. Those are among the findings of New England After 3 PM, a report from the Afterschool Alliance that was released in conjunction with the Massachusetts Governor's Afterschool Summit in Boston in May 2006.
While much work remains to be done before families' need for afterschool programs is met, New England nevertheless is showing signs of seizing national leadership in providing afterschool for all. Through regional commitment and cooperation, the area's schoolchildren could one day have the best afterschool opportunities in the nation.
Made possible by support from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, New England After 3 PM is the first ever to focus on afterschool across New England. According to New England After 3 PM: