81% of Parents agree that after school programs help working parents keep their jobs
81% of parents agree that programs provide kids with opportunities to learn life skills
73% of parents agree that after school programs reduce the likelihood of youth engaging in risky behaviors
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-1 in 5 young people in the US are left alone after the school day ends
-After school activities during elementary school are linked to academic success, fewer behavior problems, and higher self esteem
-Youth are able to access enrichment activities that they otherwise would not be able to access
-High quality after school programs lead to better: attendance, behavior, grades, and test scores
-After school programs give students better work habits
-After school programs narrow the math achievement gap
-88% of parents support public funding for after school programs
-81% of parents agree that programs help working parents keep their jobs
-73% of parents agree that afterschool programs reduce the likelihood of youth engaging in risky behaviors
-91% of parents are satisfied that their child's afterschool program has knowledgeable and caring staff
-83% if parents are satisfied with the homework help that their child receives in their afterschool program
-81% of parents agree that programs provide kids opportunities to learn life skills
-93% of parents are satisfied with the safe environment of their childs afterschool program
-Research shows that Pennsylvania saves $6.69 for every $1 invested in out-of-school
time (OST) programs. This nearly 7 to 1 return on investment results from the benefits of reduced substance use, teen pregnancies, violent crime, and high school dropout rates.
-40% of low income families report trouble in finding childcare during afterschool hours