Schools face unprecedented challenges to reopen their buildings for students. Many will offer staggered schedules where students attend 2 or 3 days a week, half days or every other week. Some may offer only remote learning. Afterschool programs stand ready to help so kids have a safe place to learn every day and parents are able to work.
Afterschool is proven to get students excited about learning, keep them engaged, help them gain confidence and build healthy relationships.
Partnerships between schools and afterschool programs will help meet the immediate needs of our students and families—that includes academic support to help students catch up, staff who are focused on helping kids heal and reconnect, and consistent care for kids whose parents must return to work.
We need afterschool now more than ever before!
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!