Research Supports the Effectiveness of AfterSchool Programs

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White House Budget Chief Mick Mulvaney’s recently made the claim that there is “no demonstrable evidence that they (21st CCLC after school programs) are actually helping results, helping kids do better in school” research continues to be released to the contrary. The recently released STEM Ready America is a collection of articles, highlights how young people are developing STEM knowledge and skills in Out-of-School Time programs that will prepare them to be successful in school today and the workforce tomorrow.  STEM Ready America builds on the award-winning 2013 publication, Expanding Minds and Opportunities: Leveraging the Power of Afterschool and Summer Learning for Student Success, which made the definitive case for afterschool programs and summer learning. Check out the STEM Ready America website or find a summary of the findings on Afterschool Alliance’s website here