Make Time Matter: How Quality Afterschool Time Matters for Education and Innovation

Tuesday February 9, 2021
4:30 - 6:00 PM
Workshop 4

As schools rebound and re-imagine education, students may need more time to close learning gaps. Extra time, often known as expanded learning or afterschool, is most effective with community partnerships and learning that looks different than the school day. For decades, afterschool programs have been fostering positive youth development, a key to engagement and success. Research shows afterschool helps improve academics, and increase attendance and on-time graduation. Most important, programs offer spaces for social and emotional growth, interaction with caring adults, student voice and leadership. Many of today’s leaders often credit these programs with abilities to learn, adapt, and innovate. In this session, hear from afterschool leaders how they are partnering with schools, districts, and states to make extra time matter and discuss how policy, funding, and practice can expand quality afterschool access.

building leaders
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