Afterschool Programs

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Preparing Students for Success in School and Life

15832327161_4635766b8a_oQuality out-of-school time programs provide a wealth of benefits to students, families, and communities.

Benefits of Out-of-School Time Programs

  • Increased school-day attendance
  • Higher grades
  • Better work habits
  • Greater ability to stay on task
  • Better performance on achievement test scores
  • Increased self-esteem and self-confidence

Six Characteristics of Quality Programs

  • A focused and intentional strategy
  • Sustained, frequent, and intense exposure
  • Supportive relationships
  • Family engagement
  • Cultural competence
  • Continuous program improvement

What You Can Do To Support These Programs

  • Call your school district administrators and advocate for the inclusion of out-of-school time program professionals in conversations and meetings about youth development
  • Contact your legislators and invite them to visit programs in your community
  • Let your legislators know you support state funding for quality programs
  • Contact Your State Legislator Today
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