Why Afterschool Matters

Dive into the research on why afterschool matters for youth, families, and communities across Minnesota.

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Afterschool Access & Impact

Start here for the latest analysis on afterschool access gaps and the impact of afterschool programs.

Front page of Equitable Learning Recovery Report 2021

Take a close look at the summer of 2021 to learn how relief funds were used and the extent to which the funding enabled creative solutions to meet young people’s academic, social-emotional, and mental health needs.

Afterschool Access Snapshots

A series of Afterschool Access Snapshot 1-page briefs featuring statewide and regional data on afterschool access.

Afterschool Alliance Minnesota Fact Sheet 2020

Fact sheet with statistics and research on access to afterschool in Minnesota from our national partners at the Afterschool Alliance.

21st CCLC in MN brief

This brief and the accompanying case studies highlights the impact that 21st Century Community Learning Center afterschool programs are having for young people across Minnesota.

Afterschool Alliance STEM Fact Sheet 2021 Cover

Report on the demand for and lack of access to STEM programming in Minnesota.

Afterschool Alliance 21st CCLC Fact Sheet 2022 Cover

Fact sheet with information about 21st CCLC in Minnesota and the need for afterschool programming pre vs post pandemic. 

What Afterschool Looks Like

Videos featuring Minnesota programs delivering #AfterschoolSuccess for youth

Did You Know?

Key facts about afterschool access and public support

of MN Youth

For every young person enrolled in afterschool, 3 are waiting to get in.  There are 325,520 young people in Minnesota who would be enrolled in an afterschool program if one were available to them. 

of parents support
84% of Minnesota's parents support public funding of afterschool programs

Based on a survey of Minnesota parents as part of the national America After 3 PM survey.

Of low-income youth

Only 24% of young people who participate in afterschool programming come from low-income households.  In new America After 3pm data, parents cite cost as the biggest barrier in enrolling their child in afterschool.