Role of Afterschool in Promoting Healthy Futures


In communities nationwide struggling with opioid and other substance misuse, afterschool and summer learning programs are playing a critical role by increasing resilience among young people, supporting positive youth development, and preventing substance use among youth. Afterschool programs, which help youth both avoid risk factors and build protective factors, are a proven strategy for promoting healthy futures and should be included in public policy efforts focused on preventing substance use disorders. Click here a new fact sheet on the role of afterschool in promoting health futures here!