Kids, families and schools are facing unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Afterschool programs are stepping up to expand their services by supporting virtual learning, providing in-person care, distributing meals, and connecting families with resources. Afterschool stands 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 help schools to ensure that kids have a safe place to learn every day and parents are able to work.
Urge your school to partner with afterschool programs. Together we can get our kids back to learning and parents back to work!