Issue Briefs

Name almost any topic and the Afterschool Alliance can tell you how afterschool intersects with that topic. These briefs demonstrate the connections between afterschool and hot topics such as extending the school day, meeting the needs of older youth, health and wellness, serving rural communities and more. Each brief presents the research available on the topic, provides examples of promising afterschool programs and makes the case for greater investment in afterschool. Click on the links below to read the briefs and to download the PDF file.

Bridging Schools Health STEM
Afterschool and Success in School Policy, Funding, Sustainability

All Issue Briefs


Afterschool Across Country Supply and Demand
Older Youth Extended Day