Fact Sheets

Introduce yourself to the basics

Familiarize yourself with all things afterschool in these short and to the point fact sheets that cover everything from figures on participation in afterschool to outcomes associated with afterschool.  

The research on afterschool programs is vast and continues to grow, with more than 15 years’ worth of evaluations and data on afterschool program participation spanning a decade. This section includes materials that present the highlights of afterschool facts and figures in a short and succinct package. Looking for figures that establish the need for afterschool programs? Interested in the key outcomes associated with afterschool program participation? You’re in the right place.

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Afterschool Programs Keep Kids Safe, Engage Kids in Learning and Help Working Families (2014)

A concise overview of the state of afterschool in the U.S., as well as key research on the benefits and outcomes associated with participation in programs. 


21st CCLC facts and figures

An overview of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program.

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Summer Learning Programs Nourish Kids Bodies and Minds (2013)

During the summer months, summer learning programs are helping kids bolster their academic skills, engage in fun projects that exercise their critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, and keep active and healthy while school is out. Another key resource summer learning programs provide to kids is nutritious food that keeps their stomachs full, energy levels up and minds alert. This fact sheet, based on a survey of more than 200 afterschool and summer learning providers, shows that summer learning programs are an important source of food for the children they serve, and also looks at the USDA Summer Food Service Program and the important role it plays in bringing healthy snacks and meals to kids who are in need.


Afterschool Essentials

Find valuable information that will help you make a strong case for afterschool.

21st CCLC Evaluations

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