Participation in afterschool programs can reduce initiating drug use among youth by 48%
Participation in afterschool programs can reduce the likelihood of [youth] skipping school by 50%.
Regular participation in afterschool programs is linked to significant gains in standardized test scores and work habits as well as reductions in behavior problems.
Parents miss an average of eight days of work per year due to a lack of afterschool care.
Decreased worker productivity related to parental concerns about after school care costs businesses up to $300 billion per year.
High school students participating in Chicago's After School Matters program have higher class attendance, lower course failures and higher graduation rates.
2/3 of the achievement gap between lower- and higher-income youth results from unequal access to summer learning opportunities.
641,975 of Illinois’ K-12 children are responsible for taking care of themselves after school.
Afterschool programs are effective venues for improving nutrition, nutrition education and physical activity.
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Some see need. We see opportunity. Some say small. We say potential. Some think charity. We think investment. Springboard invests in grassroots organizations by building their capacity to strengthen afterschool programs which help kids in high need neighborhoods. To learn more about the dynamic grantees that benefit from Springboard’s hands-on approach, please watch our video.
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