DOLLAR GENERAL AFTERSCHOOL LITERACY AWARD

Deadline extended! Help us find the next award winner and nominate programs for the Dollar General Afterschool Literacy Award by Sept. 6.
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#Back2Afterschool

Kids aren't the only ones excited about a new year of fun and learning after school! True or false? 89 percent of parents love their child's afterschool program.


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AFTERSCHOOL ACTION ALERT

Congress: Support Afterschool & Summer Learning in ESEA and FY16 Spending Bills. Weigh-in as the House and Senate consider policy and funding changes to 21st CCLC
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HOST A LIGHTS ON AFTERSCHOOL EVENT

Tell us how you plan to celebrate on Oct 22! When you register your event, you'll receive an event starter kit, which includes 10 free posters to help you promote your event, and make you eligible for cool prizes each week.
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Afterschool programs keep kids safe, inspire them to learn and help working families. For every child in a program, two are waiting to get in. We're working to change that.

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.

In My Community

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

Afterschool Issues:

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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