Document Number: 5221America After 3 PM - The results of this 50-state survey, the first-ever nationwide household survey on how students spend their after-school time, provide a state-by-state snapshot of the prevalence of various after-school care arrangements and the percentage of the school-age population participating in extended day activities. The findings indicate a significant proportion of both students who are taking care of themselves after school and students not in afterschool programs who would be interested in participating in such a program if one were offered in their community. The survey also reports on parental satisfacation with their child’s afterschool program, as well as each state’s most extensive afterschool provider and the amount the average family pays weekly for afterschool programs in the state. The results show that 11% of K-12 students in the U.S. participate in afterschool programs, while Hispanic and African-American children spend more time unsupervised than other children. (Afterschool Alliance, 2004)...
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