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ERIC Number: ED507226
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
States on the Move to Afterschool for All
Afterschool Alliance
In 2009, families nationwide were surveyed to see how many children are in afterschool programs, how many are unsupervised after school and how these numbers compare to five years ago. "America After 3 PM" provides the most comprehensive and accurate picture to date of what this nation's youth are doing each day after school. Overall, "America After 3PM" finds that while more kids are in afterschool programs today than five years ago, the demand for programs has also increased. As would be expected, there is variability in the findings from state to state. Through an examination of a number of key indicators, a set of six "States on the Move to Afterschool for All" emerged. While all states have significant unmet need for afterschool programs, comparatively these "States on the Move" have made the greatest progress in increasing afterschool participation since 2004, decreasing or holding relatively steady the number of kids in self care and showing other promising attributes related to afterschool. All in all, the "States on the Move to Afterschool for All" have been successful in increasing participation in quality afterschool programs, limiting the incidence in self care over the past five years and advancing the field of afterschool within their states. The six states identified in this document are Minnesota, Washington, Maryland, Oregon, Massachusetts, and Ohio.
Afterschool Alliance. 1616 H Street NW Suite 820, Washington, DC 20006. Tel: 202-347-1002; Fax: 202-347-2092; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Afterschool Alliance
Identifiers - Location: Maryland; Massachusetts; Minnesota; Ohio; Oregon; Washington