How Statewide Afterschool Networks Increase Investment In Afterschool, Issue Brief

There is broad nationwide support for quality afterschool learning programs, but many states and school districts struggle to sustain and fund these initiatives, particularly in disadvantaged communities.

The American Youth Policy Forum’s (AYPF) latest issue brief, How Statewide Afterschool Networks Increase Investment in Afterschool explores how Statewide Afterschool Networks (SANs) advocate for increased investment in afterschool programs, resources, and policies, and share lessons learned from the field in creating high-quality, sustainable afterschool programs.

Drawing on interviews with state afterschool network leaders, this brief illustrates how various SANs are pushing for increased investment in afterschool programs, resources, and policies, and how their work can often make the difference in building and sustaining high-quality programs in communities that need them the most.