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ERIC Number: ED506760
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
America after 3PM: Findings by Grade Level
Afterschool Alliance
Each day in America, millions of kids go home to an empty house after school. In recent years, the growth of quality, affordable afterschool programs--programs that keep kids safe, inspire learning and help working families--has begun to offer parents of these children positive alternatives. Over the past five years, afterschool programs have played an increasingly important role in providing valuable after school opportunities across all grade levels. In 2009, nearly 30,000 families were surveyed to learn how many children are in afterschool programs, how many are unsupervised after school and how these numbers compare to five years ago. Building upon and updating a similar study conducted in 2004, "America After 3PM", sponsored by the JCPenney Afterschool Fund, gives the most comprehensive and accurate picture to date of what this nation's youth are doing each day after school. RTi, a market research firm, conducted the research for the Afterschool Alliance. "America After 3PM" finds there are significant differences in how students at different grade levels spend their after school hours, as well as differences in satisfaction, attitudes toward afterschool programs and barriers to enrollment. (Contains 1 footnote.) [Funding for this companion report was provided by the JCPenney Afterschool Fund. For the main report, "America after 3PM: The Most In-Depth Study of How America's Children Spend Their Afternoons," see ED506748.]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Afterschool Alliance