Start an Afterschool Program

Learning Point Associates: Applies research and evaluation, direct professional services, and policy knowledge to create change at every level of the education system—classroom, school, district, state and national. The Beyond the Bell Start Up Guide is highly recommended as a comprehensive guide to developing a community based approach to starting an afterschool program. Please contact an Out-of-School Time Specialist for more information.

Extended Notes: Afterschool programs are a vital component in helping youth develop. Afterschool-program professionals need the right tools to help youth reach their potential. For nearly 30 years, ExtendED Notes (formerly School Age NOTES) has been the resource for afterschool professionals both in the United States and around the globe, supplying them with a wide range of proven and practical tools.

Afterschool Alliance: Many afterschool programs have been created by residents and parents in partnership with schools, organizations and other concerned individuals. Just think: if you are interested in a high quality afterschool program for youth, there must be many others who are also interested. There are people near you—at places such as the library, police stations, community centers and foundations — that can help. 9 out of 10 Americans, whether they have children or not, agree that all kids should have access to afterschool programs.