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

This is Afterschool

Afterschool and summer learning programs are essential to America’s COVID-19 recovery plans. These programs are proven to get students excited about learning, keep them engaged, help them gain confidence, and build healthy relationships. For kids who need new learning opportunities and parents who are returning to work, these programs are more important than ever.

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

Afterschool is stepping up to help kids catch up, keep up, and 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

This year, many children will have a staggered, unpredictable school schedule with a mix of in-person and remote learning. Many families will need help managing remote school requirements while trying to keep up with the demands of work and family responsibilities.

Afterschool programs stand ready to partner with schools to ensure that kids have a safe place to learn every day and parents are able to work.

Urge your school to make afterschool programs part of their reopening plans. Together we can get our kids back to learning and parents back to work!

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