Access to after-school programs is growing more unequal, and that's pushing disadvantaged kids further behind.
Extracurriculars Are More Than Nice-to-Have:
Low-income and minority students are at a structural disadvantage when it comes to accessing out-of-school opportunities
Many Fewer Kids In After-school Programs Despite Greater Need, America After 3 PM Report Finds
The widening gap between rich and poor in America — even before the pandemic — is shown in a new report on children’s access to after-school programs.
A survey of 30,000 households in January through March 2020 by the Afterschool Alliance showed a large drop in the number of children attending after-school programs and showed that parents have less access to these programs.
Study: Kids who participate in team-based extracurricular activities have better mental health
Extracurricular activities that nurture a sense of belonging with peers appear to bolster preteen's mental health, new research from the University of British Columbia suggests.
Afterschool Activities: Striking the Right Balance
Research: Team Sports Improve Kids’ Mental Health
Many parents are already aware of the physical benefits of having their kids play sports. But, a recent study shows that engaging in team sports can actually help kids ward off depression too.