New Report Finds Unmet Demand for Afterschool Programs in America’s Rural Communities Rising Sharply

New Report Finds Unmet Demand for Afterschool Programs in America’s Rural Communities Rising Sharply

Just 11% of America’s rural children are enrolled in an afterschool program. For every rural child in an afterschool program, four more are waiting to get in. That’s an even higher ratio than in the country overall, where for every child in an afterschool program, three more are waiting to get in. Spiking Demand, Growing Barriers: The Trends Shaping Afterschool and Summer Learning in Rural Communities, released today, also finds that 92% of rural parents are satisfied with the afterschool program their child attends, up from 85% who were satisfied in 2014.

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