In the pursuit of equity and inclusion in out-of-school time, it's vital to ensure afterschool professionals are not either intentionally or accidentally perpetuating stereotypes and inequities that hold young people back from being successful.
For almost 20 years, afterschool providers, parents, students, educators and other afterschool advocates have been coming to Washington, D.C., for the Afterschool for All Challenge.
AlphaBEST Education, Inc., a leading childcare company offering afterschool and out of school programming, was growing quickly by 2015.
Across the country, 10.2 million youth are involved in some type of formal or informal out-of-school time (OST) program, during summer, before school, and after school.
Afterschool programs reach hundreds of thousands of students daily, nationwide.