ARIZONA RANKED A “TOP 10 STATE FOR AFTERSCHOOL” BY AFTERSCHOOL ALLIANCE’S NATIONAL AMERICA AFTER 3PM SURVEY
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Phoenix, Ariz. (Oct. 16, 2014): Arizona was ranked a “Top 10 State for Afterschool” based on the largest national household survey ever conducted to gauge parent satisfaction and support for afterschool programs.
The Afterschool Alliance’s America After 3PM survey put Arizona as No. 6 in the nation based on responses indicating that 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.
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 would be enrolled if a program was available to them.
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