Arizona Ranks 6th Nationally in Afterschool Programming

| October 20, 2014

Arizona ranked 6th in nation for afterschool programming, but there’s still work to be done…

The Afterschool Alliance‘s America After 3PM survey ranked Arizona as 6th in the nation for afterschool overall. America After 3PM is the largest national household survey ever conducted to gauge parent satisfaction and support for afterschool programs.

The results revealed that Arizona parents overwhelmingly support afterschool programming. 97 percent of Arizona parents are satisfied with their child’s afterschool program and 84 percent of Arizona parents support public funding for afterschool programs.

And the demand for afterschool programs in Arizona is high. America After 3PM revealed that 178,554 children in Arizona, or 16 percent of all K-12 youth statewide, participate in an afterschool program, yet 318,223 children, or 34 percent, would be enrolled if a program was available to them.

But access to quality programs remains a challenge. A challenge that Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence is taking on, by advocating for local, state and federal legislative and regulatory initiatives supporting the expansion, affordability and accessibility of quality out-of-school time programs in our state.

Read more about Arizona After 3 PM: http://azafterschool.org/azafter3

See what’s happening nationally in the America After 3 PM Report: http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/AA3PM/

Remember to support after school programs with your vote this November.

In late June, AzCASE asked the Arizona candidates for U.S. House of Representatives to complete a survey related to federal out-of-school time programs. The candidates were asked about their stances on 21st Century Community Learning CentersOut-of-School Time STEM programs, and the Child Care and Development Fund. 

Click here to see the stances of the candidates in your district.

Click here to download a copy of the survey.

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