Polling and Survey Data

Tracking the afterschool landscape for more than two decades

Gain insight into Americans’ feelings toward afterschool programs and the level of support behind public funding for programs.

Keep up-to-date on the state of the afterschool field, from understanding the public’s perceptions of afterschool programs to gaining insight into the perspectives of afterschool and summer program providers.

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Afterschool Programs Support Learning Recovery But Struggle with Staffing and Program Costs (April 2024)

A survey of 1,116 afterschool program providers, conducted between October 31 and December 5, 2023, finds that afterschool programs are keeping young people connected, engaged, and inspired, but also continue to face challenges largely due to staffing and program costs. For programs that have been able to obtain federal pandemic relief funds, these funds have helped them keep their doors open, take steps to enhance staff recruitment and retention efforts, serve more students, and expand programming. However, as the end of this federal funding approaches, providers are very concerned about their future sustainability.