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Welcome to Indiana Afterschool Network
Mobilizing support for Indiana’s afterschool programs

2014 Summit on Out Of School Learning

March 17-18, 2014

JW Marriott, Indianapolis

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Why Afterschool Programs Matter:
In Indiana, 30%, or 332,642 children, including many kindergarteners, are left unsupervised in the afternoons (Afterschool Alliance, 2010).

Keep children safe:
Juvenile crime is greatest from 3 pm to 6 pm in the hours afterschool while parents are at work. Children who participate in afterschool programs are less likely to use drugs, become teen parents, or become victims or perpetrators of crime (Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, 2002).

Inspire learning:
“The time has come for America to re-imagine how, where, and when our young people learn” (President Obama, 2009). Children participating in afterschool programs are more likely to stay in school, improve academic achievement, and graduate.

Support working families:
Working parents are more successful and productive at work when they know their children are safe in the hours afterschool. Working parents miss an average of eight days per year due to lack of afterschool care (Brandeis and Catalyst, 2004).

Afterschool is meant to be an all inclusive term for youth development programming that occurs beyond the school day, including before school, after school, weekends, vacations, and summers.

 

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Indiana Afterschool Network's vision is that all Indiana children have access to affordable, quality afterschool and summer programs that help prepare them for success in school, work, and life.

mission
To engage public will to increase public and private investment in quality afterschool program initiatives throughout Indiana.