The research on out-of-school time programs is vast and continues to grow. We’ve collected a variety of briefs and reports that highlight some of the most important findings on how afterschool and summer learning support student success.
Afterschool Snack: Read the Afterschool Alliance’s blog.
21st CCLC Facts and Figures: Learn more about 21st Century Community Learning Centers, a critical source of funding for many afterschool programs.
Academic Achievement: This factsheet highlights research showing how afterschool and summer programs support and supplement what students learn during the school day.
Afterschool STEM Fact Sheet: This factsheet highlights the unique benefits of afterschool STEM and how these programs get kids interested in STEM and boost academic achievement.
America After 3PM : This report spans a decade of data chronicling how children spend the hours between 3-6 p.m. — the hours after school ends and before parents typically return home from work. It highlights the trends of afterschool program participation, documents the benefits associated with participation in afterschool programs, and measures public support for afterschool programs.
America After 3PM: Kentucky: This report includes survey data gathered from Kentucky parents and focuses on how children spend the hours between 3-6 p.m.
Chronic Absenteeism: This factsheet highlights research showing how afterschool programs can help address chronic absenteeism and promote regular school attendance.
Closing Achievement Gaps: This factsheet highlights research showing how afterschool and summer programs can close the achievement gap between students from lower- and higher-income families.
From Risk to Opportunity: Afterschool Programs Keep Kids Safe: This report highlights how afterschool programs can prevent youth violence and substance abuse.
Graduation Rates: This factsheet highlights research showing how afterschool and summer programs can help lower student risk of dropping out and increase student graduation rates.
Summer Learning Programs Help Kids Succeed: This fact sheets provides data on the current state of summer learning programs, which indicate that the demand and support for these programs are high.
Taking a Year-Round Approach to Literacy: This issue brief examines the vital role afterschool program play to build students’ literacy skills.