Afterschool and summer learning programs have long been utilized as a strategy to augment a young person’s learning and growth outside of the regular school day. Pandemic-related school closures put this notion to the test, highlighting the essential role of these critical youth programs to serve all children and youth, especially our most vulnerable. NLC’s National Municipal Afterschool & Summer Learning survey captures the evolution of afterschool and summer learning programs in municipalities across the country over the course of the pandemic. Findings underscore that, in a time of great hardship, city leaders believe afterschool and summer programs are more important than ever and are key assets in their communities to support children and youth.
Download the report for 8 key findings from the survey and 10 action steps for municipal leaders who seek to expand or improve their community’s afterschool and summer learning programs. Click on the dashboard below to further explore municipal leaders’ responses.