Uncertain Times 2009: Recession Imperiling Afterschool Programs and the Children They Serve, a recent survey of afterschool programs, finds that afterschool programs are serving a high need population, struggling to maintain their funding and are worried about how the recession will affect future funding. Nearly all respondents to this web-based survey say that more children in their communities could benefit from afterschool programs, if programs were available. 69 percent report that funding is less than secure for the next 1 to 2 years and 83 percent report funding is not secure for next 3 to 5 years.
State-by-State Fact Sheets - Click on a state to download state-level findings from Uncertain Times.
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