Spiking demand, growing barriers: The trends shaping afterschool and summer learning in rural communities

Spiking demand, growing barriers: The trends shaping afterschool and summer learning in rural communities

In 2014, there were 3.1 million rural children not in an afterschool program who would have participated in a program if one were available to them—roughly three times the population of Rhode Island. New data from the report, “Spiking demand, growing barriers: The trends shaping afterschool and summer learning in rural communities,” shows that in the years since the last survey, this number is even greater and now totals 4.5 million rural children who would be enrolled in an afterschool program if they had access to one. The data also reveals that during the 2019 summer, 2.9 million rural children not in a program would have been enrolled if one were available.

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