Why Afterschool Matters

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

youth exploring map
Afterschool Access & Impact

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

Afterschool Access Gaps MN

1-page brief showing the statewide race and income-based gaps in access to afterschool programs.

Afterschool Access Snapshot Twin Cities

1-page brief showing the statewide race and income-based gaps in access to afterschool programs.

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 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

What Afterschool Looks Like

Videos featuring Minnesota programs delivering #AfterschoolSuccess for youth

Did You Know?

Key facts about afterschool access and public support

of parents support
82
82% 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.

Income Participation Gap

Only 51% of low-income youth regularly participate in afterschool programs, compared to 69% of their higher-income peers - an 18 percentage point gap.