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

Afterschool is helping kids recover

During the pandemic and throughout recovery, afterschool programs are innovating to meet the real needs of kids and families. From helping students with remote school and distributing meals to providing social-emotional support and caring for kids while parents work, these programs are more important than ever.

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

We’re here for kids and families. Afterschool programs can help young people learn, grow, and thrive.

Afterschool programs provide essential support to America’s kids and families.

Afterschool is proven to get students excited about learning, keep them engaged, help them gain confidence and build healthy relationships.

Afterschool has a proven record of success working with families, schools, and community organizations to help young people learn, grow, and thrive. These 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!

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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 schools and leaders know families need afterschool programs.