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April 15, 2016

Afterschool in Rural Communities

Submitted by Barbara Stone

The supports provided by afterschool programs can be integral to the fabric of a rural community-from providing enriching learning experiences for children to serving healthy snacks and meals. Read the special report, explore the rural communities dashboard and infographics that highlight key findings.

America After 3PM spans a decade of data chronicling how children spend the hours between 3 and 6 p.m. — the hours after school ends and before parents typically return home from work. It highlights the trends of afterschool program participation, documents the benefits associated with participation in afterschool programs, and measures public support for afterschool programs. Dive into the data! Download the 2014 edition of America After 3PM, or learn about special topics on afterschool, such as health and wellness in afterschool and the top 10 states for afterschool.  Learn more at http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/AA3PM/