National News in Afterschool

Alli Lidie of the New York State Afterschool Networks explains how afterschool and summer programs help youth develop the skills needed to fill the skills gap.  
You voted and made it possible! Our expanded learning session, Making it Matter: Real-World Learning Afterschool, will be featured at the South by Southwest EDU conference March 9-12, 2015 in Austin, Texas! Thank you for your support! 
Lainna Fader explains why afterschool programs are an excellent investment in the future of our country. 
 Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Oregon, and Rhode Island Statewide Afterschool Networks awared $10,000 mini-grants from the Afterschool Alliance. 
The Afterschool Alliance recently honored AS220 Youth with the 2014 MetLife Foundation Afterschool Innovator Award.   
New research shows the increasing importance of afterschool activities in boosting academic performance and work habits, especially for children from low-income families.