An integral component of Afterschool Alliance’s mission to ensure that all children have access to affordable, quality afterschool programs is research that assesses how children are spending their time during the afterschool hours, examines the opportunities afterschool programs provide the children and families in their community and the public support for these programs.
This section contains research materials the Afterschool Alliance has produced over the past 15 years. Find the resource that best fits your needs by searching by document type or by issue area. If you are interested in learning more about the basics facts about afterschool programs, explore Afterschool Essentials, or if you want to find out how many children are in afterschool programs, visit the America After 3PM page. You can also search by issue topic and learn more about afterschool programs supporting young people in variety of areas—ranging from the arts to health and wellness to STEM.