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.

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 2016

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.

21st CCLC MN Fact Sheet MN Department of Education

Find out the demographics of youth served and the impacts of 21st Century Community Learning Center afterschool programs in Minnesota

Minnesota STEM skills 1 pager

A one-pager highlighting data on the need for STEM skills in Minnesota's youth, and the role afterschool programs play in meeting this need.

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.