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Tennessee Afterschool Network


ABOUT AFTERSCHOOL: INFORMATION AND RESEARCH

QUICK FACTS ABOUT AFTERSCHOOL IN TENNESSEE

Provided by the Afterschool Alliance (more statistics and information about Afterschool in Tennessee can be found here)


  • In Tennessee, 17% (170,645) of K-12 youth are responsible for taking care of themselves after school.
  • Of all Tennessee children not currently enrolled in afterschool, 31% (263,754) would be likely to participate IF an afterschool program were available in their community.
  • 92% of parents in Tennessee are satisfied with the afterschool program their child attends.
  • 18% (179,897) of Tennessee's K-12 children participate in afterschool programs, including 21,786 kids in programs supported by the U.S. Department of Education's 21st Century Community Learning Centers initiative, the only federal program dedicated to afterschool.


AFTERSCHOOL WORKS! IN TENNESSEE


Afterschool and summer learning programs help Tennessee’s students succeed. Afterschool programs help students do better in school, improve their work habits, and graduate. The programs engage students in enriching experiences that foster leadership, collaboration, and responsibility. In Tennessee, nearly 180,000 children and teens are enrolled in an afterschool program
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AFTERSCHOOL OVERVIEW

  • Afterschool Alliance - The Afterschool Alliance is dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of afterschool programs and advocating for more afterschool investments to ensure that all children have access to affordable, quality afterschool programs. This site has a wealth of resources about afterschool issues, research, advocacy and more.

  • Making the Connections: A Report on the First National Survey of Out-of-School-Time Intermediary Organizations - The Collaborative for Building After-School Systems, 2012. This report shares findings from a survey of out of school time intermediary organizations to explain their work, successes, and areas for improvement.

  • National AfterSchool AssociationPublications, resources, services, and professional development.

  • Out-of-School Time Issue Brief - United Way Worldwide, 2012. This report from the global United Way organization details what afterschool is, why it’s important, and recommendations for supporting it within communities. It incorporates voices from various United Way directors across America and lessons learned from on-the-ground workers.


IMPACT OF AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS


IMPACTING AFTERSCHOOL IN AMERICA

  • Afterschool Issue Overview - Afterschool Alliance, 2013. An overview of issues related to afterschool: funding, public opinion, and outcomes of high-quality programs.
  • America After 3pm - Afterschool Alliance, 2009. This report summarizes findings from an in-depth study of current afterschool programming and gaps in service.
  • Uncertain Times - Afterschool Alliance, 2012. This report examines the impact of the nation’s economy on the provision of after school programming.


SUMMER LEARNING