Grantee: Afterschool Alliance
Study Type: Survey
Principal Investigator: Afterschool Alliance
Project Description: This reports on an online survey of between 914 and 1,445 afterschool program providers regarding the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic affected afterschool programming for school-age children. Topics include program access, safety and supervision, virtual learning, food security, and Internet access. The survey was administered across six “waves” between May 2020 and December 2021.
Key Findings: From transitioning to virtual programming in the spring of 2020 to nearly nine in 10 program providers physically open in fall 2021, afterschool and summer programs have found ways to sustain themselves through the pandemic and increasingly provide in-person services to students. While most programs were open in some capacity from the start of the pandemic, the percentage of programs open in-person steadily rose to 86 percent in fall 2021 from 19 percent in spring 2020. Similarly, the number of students served trended upwards, with the gap between the total number of students and students served in-person closing through the pandemic.
Study Citation: Afterschool Alliance. Afterschool Rising to the Challenges Brought on by the Pandemic. Retrieved from https://afterschoolalliance.org/documents/COVID-19-Survey-Wave-6.pdf.
Full report here.
The Key Findings above were reproduced from the published report and do not necessarily reflect interpretation of Overdeck Family Foundation staff.