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Afterschool Alliance, 2018
Ensuring all children and youth thrive as they move through school and into their adult lives requires that they have the opportunity to develop the skills and competencies that will help them land their first job, navigate and overcome the challenges they will face, keep positive relationships, and make good decisions. While families are central…
Descriptors: After School Programs, After School Education, Social Development, Emotional Development
Afterschool Alliance, 2017
The academic struggles of English language learners highlight the essential need to provide additional supports for this growing body of students. Given the multiple hurdles facing ELL students as they move through school, it is difficult for schools alone to provide ELL students the extra supports necessary for them to succeed academically.…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, After School Programs, Literacy Education, Skill Development
Afterschool Alliance, 2017
A strong and vibrant economy is reliant on a strong and vibrant workforce equipped with the necessary skills, competencies, and knowledge. Afterschool and summer learning programs play an integral role readying students for their career pathways; not only helping them develop the foundational skills that are critical across the different contexts…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Summer Programs
Afterschool Alliance, 2017
How do afterschool programs view their local public libraries? Are they working with them, and in what ways? These are the questions that the Afterschool Alliance, along with its partners at the Space Science Institute's National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) and the American Library Association, wanted to answer. Overall, the goal is to…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Public Libraries, Partnerships in Education, Library Services
Afterschool Alliance, 2016
Given the promising role afterschool programs can play in addressing the inequities faced by families living in communities of concentrated poverty, and with the rise in the number of people living in communities of concentrated poverty, this special "America After 3PM" report examines the afterschool program experience of children and…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Equal Education, Poverty, Participation
Afterschool Alliance, 2016
Findings from "America After 3PM" document the role that afterschool programs play in supporting families living in high-poverty areas by answering questions about what afterschool program participation looks like, what the demand for afterschool programs is, what is preventing parents from taking advantage of and children from…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Equal Education, Poverty, Participation
Afterschool Alliance, 2016
This special "America After 3PM" report takes a closer look at the afterschool experience for children living in rural communities. Earlier "America After 3PM" reports examined how children spend the hours after school, documenting the participation in afterschool programs, the unmet demand for programs, program offerings, and…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Rural Areas, Rural Youth, National Surveys
Afterschool Alliance, 2016
This special "America After 3PM" report takes a closer look at the afterschool experiences of children and families living in rural communities and compares these experiences to those of children and families outside of rural communities. This report also serves to examine the ways programs are increasing opportunity in these…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Comparative Analysis, Rural Areas, Rural Youth
Afterschool Alliance, 2016
The Afterschool Alliance, in partnership with Dollar General Literacy Foundation, is proud to present this issue brief examining the vital role afterschool programs play in building students' literacy skills. This issue brief will focus on the year-round support needed to help students with their reading, writing and critical thinking skills. This…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Literacy Education, Reading Skills, Writing Skills
Afterschool Alliance, 2015
Afterschool programs have continued to grow in sophistication, increase their offerings and improve quality. As the role of afterschool programs has evolved from primarily providing a safe and supervised environment to a resource that provides a host of supports for their students, programs have become valuable partners in helping students reach…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Child Health, Health Promotion, Wellness
Afterschool Alliance, 2015
Afterschool programs continue to make advances when it comes to providing students with nutritious foods, keeping them physically fit and promoting health. Such programs have great potential to help prevent obesity and instill lifelong healthy habits, serving more than 10 million children and youth across America, with more than 19 million more…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Child Health, Health Promotion, Wellness
Afterschool Alliance, 2015
Afterschool programs have been among the pioneers in applying a connected learning approach-creating a learning environment for students that builds on their interests; introduces them to new passions; provides mentors and a supportive peer network; and links this engagement to academics, careers and civic participation. This report, discusses the…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Cooperative Learning, Educational Opportunities
Afterschool Alliance, 2015
Afterschool programs have been operating for decades in communities across the country, and federal investment in afterschool has increased dramatically since the mid-1990s. However, even more investment in the field of afterschool, which includes before school, afterschool and summer learning programs, is needed to keep up with the growing…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Youth Programs, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness
Afterschool Alliance, 2015
The Afterschool Alliance, in partnership with Dollar General Literacy Foundation, is proud to present this issue brief examining the vital role afterschool programs play to build students' literacy skills. This issue brief will explore the additional support needed to help students with their reading, writing and critical thinking skills, as well…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Literacy Education, Reading Skills, Reading Programs
Afterschool Alliance, 2015
The "America After 3PM" survey is the nation's most comprehensive household survey of how children spend the hours after school and asks parents and guardians of school-age children in the United States a number of questions about availability and access to afterschool programs. In addition to asking for information about afterschool…
Descriptors: STEM Education, National Surveys, Leisure Time, Access to Education
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