Afterschool Programs That Follow Evidence-Based Practices to Promote Social and Emotional Development Are Effective
Released in March, 2012, this new study summarizes the findings of research about the effectiveness of afterschool programs.
Children's Health in Oklahoma
Download this fact sheet from the Oklahoma Afterschool Network to view the latest indicators on childhood obesity and how afterschool programs can make a difference in the health and fitness of kids.
Download this fact sheet from the Oklahoma Afterschool Network to explore what's going on with our kids after school.
Download this fact sheet from the Oklahoma Afterschool Network to see why afterschool matters and its impact on public safety, education and health.
Download this fact sheet from the Oklahoma Afterschool Network to explore the impact of high school dropouts and how afterschool programs can help.
Learn more about Oklahoma's statewide system of 21st Century programs.
This research brief by the National Conference of State Legislatures and the Harvard Family Research Project explores how families and ELOs are partnering to support learning success.
Learn more about Oklahoma's statewide system of 21st Century programs. The brief highlights ELO best practices and effects on youth and discusses policy implications related to the research.
Download this fact sheet from Corporate Voices for Working Families about how quality afterschool programs strengthen communities, build a 21st century workforce, and are a smart investment for business.
Year Round Learning: Linking School, Afterschool, and Summer Learning to Support Student Success
In January 2010, the Alliance for Excellent Education released a benchmark study of the nation's 50 largest cities entitled "The Economic Benefits of Halving the Dropout Rate, A Boom to Businesses in the Nation's Largest Metropolitan Areas".
To download the entire study, click the image at left.
The Oklahoma City and Tulsa metro areas were analyzed looking at local economic indicators such as jobs, investment, tax revenue and individual earnings.
This report from the Afterschool Alliance surveys the current data on afterschool in Oklahoma.
Making the Case:
A 2009 Fact Sheet on Children and Youth in Out-of-School Time
by the National Institute on Out-of-School Time at the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College.
This report from the Afterschool Alliance addresses the need for programs that provide learning and development in the summer months.
The survey finds that the nation has a long way to go to meet the needs of kids and families from urban, suburban and rural communities when schools are not in session. The demand for afterschool and summer programs is very high in all community types, especially among low-income students who need them most.
In this Policy Brief, TASC proposes that policy makers should support initiatives not only to extend the school day or year, but also to expand the way students learn through enrichments and diverse activities tailored to each school’s needs. Schools can support expanded learning programs through multiple funding streams including federal Title I, Title III, AmeriCorps and 21st Century Community Learning Centers, tax levies, magnet funds, per pupil allocations and local and state funding streams.