Demand for Afterschool Grows, Opportunity Shrinks
Support for afterschool programs is strong, with parents giving high marks to programs for giving working parents peace of mind, helping parents keep their jobs, and helping children gain interest and skills in STEM.
However, despite the appeal of afterschool programs parents are struggling with challenges such as:
- Lack of availability
- Safe Transportation to get children to and from programs
For every 1 child in afterschool, 3 are waiting to get in.
25 million children aren’t able to access an afterschool program.
Black and Latinx children are impacted the most.