"A huge win for children and families."

ESEA reauthorization will preserve and strengthen dedicated funding for afterschool and summer learning programs.

New Report & Data: Full STEM Ahead

Afterschool programs are embracing STEM as a natural fit for the afterschool setting. Read Full STEM Ahead 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.
Report National & State Data Infographics

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:

Afterschool Webinars

Effective Practices to Cultivate Social and Emotional Learning in the Middle and High School Years
Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015 Watch

Coding in afterschool: Get started with the Hour of Code!
Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015 Watch

Lights On Afterschool: Social Media Outreach Strategies
Thursday, Oct 1, 2015 Watch

Lights On Afterschool: Engaging Policy Makers & The Media
Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015 Watch

Afterschool STEM HUB

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Even though everyday life surrounds us with obvious STEM applications, it can still be challenging to make the case for meaningful reforms in STEM learning. It's harder still when it comes to afterschool settings.

Need help speaking afterschool STEM-ish? The STEM HUB has quick start guides, resources & more.

Visit the STEM HUB