Sign our open letter to let school leaders know families need afterschool and summer learning programs.

This is Afterschool

Since the pandemic struck, young people have missed out on so much. Afterschool and summer learning programs can give kids and families the extra help they need to recover. From academic enrichment and fun, social activities to healthy meals and caring mentors who keep kids safe and supported while parents work. These programs are more important than ever for ensuring every child has the opportunity to thrive.

Sign our open letter to let school leaders know families need afterschool and summer learning programs.

Afterschool provides essential supports that can help young people emerge from this crisis strong, resilient, and hopeful.

Afterschool programs help kids learn and grow

Afterschool is proven to help kids:

Get excited about learning
Make better decisions and learn healthy habits
Gain workforce skills

After going to afterschool programs:

69%
of students improve their homework completion and class participation.
62%
of students improve their behavior in class.
1 in 2
students improve their math and reading grades.

Take Action Now

All students should have access to the supports they need for a robust recovery. That includes help with academics, caring mentors who can support kids’ social-emotional well-being, meals, physical activity, transportation to and from programs, and affordable care while parents work.

Afterschool and summer learning programs in your area can help.

Urge your school to partner with local out-of-school time programs. Together we can help young people emerge from this crisis strong, resilient, and hopeful.

Sign our open letter to let school leaders know families need afterschool and summer learning programs.