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Examining the impact of afterschool STEM programs (July 2014)
Keeping Kids Safe and Supported in the Hours After School (May 2014)
Taking a Deeper Dive into Afterschool: Positive Outcomes and Promising Practices (February 2014)
Afterschool and the Common Core State Standards (January 2014)
Partnerships with STEM-Rich Institutions (November 2013)
Summer Learning Programs Nourish Kids Bodies and Minds (2013)
Afterschool in Action: Innovative Afterschool Programs Supporting Middle School Youth (2013)
Digital Media & Learning in Afterschool
Defining Youth Outcomes for STEM Learning in Afterschool (January 2013)
Evaluations Backgrounder: A Summary of Formal Evaluations of Afterschool Programs Impact on Academics, Behavior, Safety and Family Life (2013)
Afterschool: A Key to Successful Parent Engagement
Arts Enrichment in Afterschool
Uncertain Times 2012: Afterschool Programs Still Struggling in Today's Economy
Afterschool in Action: How Innovative Afterschool Programs Address Critical Issues Facing Middle School Youth (2012)
Student-Centered Learning in Afterschool: Putting Students' Needs and Interests First (2011)
Literacy in Afterschool: A Building Block for Learning and Development (2011)
Service-Learning in Afterschool: Helping Students Grow and Communities Prosper (2011)

Afterschool Alliance Research

Fact Sheets

These fact sheets provide an overview of the basic information used to make the case for afterschool in general and 21st Century Community Learning Centers in particular.

Issue Briefs

These briefs demonstrate the connections between afterschool and hot topics such as extending the school day, meeting the needs of older youth, health and wellness, childhood nutrition and more.

Polling Data

Americans overwhelmingly support afterschool and want to see more afterschool opportunities and funding. The Afterschool Alliance has commissioned polls of voters, parents, youth and others about the importance of afterschool programs.

America After 3PM

The nation's most in-depth study of how America's children spend their afternoons finds that 15 million children -- more than a quarter of our children -- are alone and unsupervised after school. America After 3PM was sponsored by the JCPenney Afterschool Fund.


Choose from a variety of reports that present evaluation data on afterschool, recent afterschool developments and research on how states and afterschool programs are dealing with tough budget times.

Research by Topic

Search by topic for all of the latest research from the Afterschool Alliance and also find related research and resources from other organizations that help make the case for afterschool.