Studies have shown the tremendous benefits of afterschool activities. These programs keep kids safe, engaged in learning, and can often provide physical activity and leadership opportunities. Down time has become screen time for so many kids, so providing alternatives to screen time after school is a great solution.
Afterschool Alliance - Working to ensure that all children have access to affordable, quality afterschool programs.
YMCA - Y provides all youth with the tools and resources they need to succeed in life.
Girl Scouts - The preeminent leadership development organization for girls, with programs for girls from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to do something amazing.
Boys and Girls Clubs of America - Annually serve nearly 4 million young people in over 4,100 club facilities throughout the country.
4-H Council - In partnership with 110 universities, 4-H programs are research-backed and available through 4-H clubs, camps, afterschool and school enrichment programs in every county and parish in the U.S.
Girls Inc. - Inspires girls to be strong, smart and bold, providing more than 140,000 girls across the U.S. and Canada with life-changing experiences and solutions to the unique challenges girls face.
Girls on the Run - This national after school program is a physical-activity based, positive youth development that inspires girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through our research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games.
Camp Fire - Provides a nurturing constructive and fun environment for young people to discover their unique skills, passions and interests.
America's Afterschool Storybook - tells the stories of people and communities transformed by afterschool programs.
After-School All-Stars - Provides comprehensive afterschool programs that keep children safe and help them succeed in school and in life.
Blogs and Articles
Afterschool Activities: One Way to Reduce Screen Time, by Delaney Ruston, MD