High-quality afterschool programs have been shown to improve school day attendance, behavior, and mental health. At a time when youth are struggling to recover from the impacts of the pandemic, these programs are needed now more than ever. Join NLC, the American Institutes for Research, and fellow city leaders to learn about the research behind high-quality afterschool programs, discuss how city leaders can lead or support these efforts, and explore ways to build sustainable systems through partnerships and funding.


  • The Honorable Mayor Jeff Silvestrini, Millcreek UT
  • Jessie Kerr-Vanderslice, American Institutes for Research
  • Dr. Marlo Reeves, American Institutes for Research
  • Brandis Stockman, National League of Cities