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Afterschool in Communities of Concentrated Poverty

Afterschool programs have the ability to help address inequalities facing families living in communities of concentrated poverty. Learn more about the supports and activities that afterschool programs are providing to children and families in these high-need communities.
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AFTERSCHOOL IN RURAL AMERICA

The supports provided by afterschool programs can be integral to the fabric of a rural community-from providing enriching learning experiences for children to serving healthy snacks and meals. Read the special report, explore the rural communities dashboard and infographics that highlight key findings.

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AMERICA AFTER 3PM: 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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KIDS ON THE MOVE REPORT & NATIONAL MAP

Learn more about the health and wellness in the hours after school in Kids on the Move: Afterschool Programs Promoting Healthy Eating and Physical Activity. Read the full America After 3PM special report or explore the national map to see how afterschool programs in your state are helping students get healthy, stay healthy and lead healthier lives.

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AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS IN DEMAND

More and more, parents understand the benefits of afterschool programs and are enrolling their kids in record numbers. See the number of children in your state who are in an afterschool program, as well as the number of children who would participate in a program if one were available to them.

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BENEFITS OF AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS

Parents agree that afterschool programs are providing a wide range of activities and enriching learning opportunities for their kids. Explore the variety of ways afterschool programs in all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, are meeting the needs of the children and families in their community.

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SUPPORT FOR AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS

Parents overwhelmingly support public funding for afterschool programs, recognizing their value for both children and working parents. Check out parents' support for afterschool programs in your state.

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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. It highlights the trends of afterschool program participation, documents the benefits associated with participation in afterschool programs, and measures public support for afterschool programs. Dive into the data! Download the 2014 edition of America After 3PM, or learn about special topics on afterschool, such as health and wellness in afterschool and the top 10 states for afterschool.

America After 3PM Related Materials

Afterschool in Communities of Concentrated Poverty

August 2016

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Executive Summary

The Growing Importance of Afterschool in Rural Communities

March 2016

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Executive Summary

Full STEM Ahead: Afterschool Programs Step Up as Key Partners in STEM Education

Sept 2015

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Executive Summary

Summer Learning Programs Help Kids Succeed

June 2015

Fact Sheet

Kids on the Move: Afterschool Programs Promoting Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

March 2015

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Executive Summary

America After 3PM: Afterschool Programs in Demand

October 2014

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Key Findings

Top 10 States for Afterschool

October 2014

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America After 3PM and the African-American Community

October 2014

Fact Sheet

America After 3PM and the Hispanic Community

October 2014

Fact Sheet

America After 3PM: From Big Cities to Small Towns

October 2010

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America After 3PM: Special Report on Summer: Missed Opportunities, Unmet Demand

May 2010

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America After 3PM National Report: The Most In-Depth Study of How America's Children Spend their Afternoons

October 2009

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News Release

Snapshot of the African-American Community After 3PM

October 2009

Fact Sheet

Snapshot of the Hispanic Community After 3PM

October 2009

Fact Sheet

America After 3PM in the News

August 30, 2016: New Study Finds Huge Unmet Demand for Afterschool Programs in America's High-Poverty Communities

August 30, 2016: Study Finds Massive Unmet Demand for Afterschool Programs Among African-American Children in High-Poverty Communities

August 30, 2016: Study Finds Massive Unmet Demand for Afterschool Programs Among Hispanic Children in High-Poverty Communities

March 10, 2016: Unmet Demand for Afterschool Programs Is High in Rural Communities

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

June 22, 2015: More African American Students Attending Summer Learning Programs, But Unmet Demand Remains High

June 22, 2015: More Hispanic Students Attending Summer Learning Programs, But Unmet Demand Remains High

June 11, 2015: More Students Attending Summer Learning Programs, But Unmet Demand Remains High

May 7, 2015: African-American Parents Value and Are Satisfied with Healthy Options Offered by Afterschool Programs

May 7, 2015: Hispanic Parents Value and Are Satisfied with Healthy Options Offered by Afterschool Programs

March 10, 2015: Parents Report Afterschool Programs Promote Healthy Eating, Physical Activity

Oct. 21, 2014: Unmet Demand for Afterschool Programs in Allegheny County Is High

Oct. 27, 2014: Unmet Need for Afterschool Programs in Hispanic Community Is 'Large and Growing'

Oct. 27, 2014: Unmet Need for Afterschool Programs in African American Community Grows

Oct. 16, 2014: Unmet Demand for Afterschool Programs Grows to Nearly 20 Million Children 

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America After 3PM Topline Questionnaire

October 2014

Questionnaire

Topline results of America After 3PM are based on national survey responses from 30,720 screened households and 13,709 in-depth interviews with U.S. households. In order to participate, survey respondents had to be the guardians of a school-age child living in their household.