Research & Data

Making a compelling case for investment in your program requires some data and research to support you.  Here are some reports and links to materials you might use:

The Power of Afterschool in Indiana
The report, funded in part by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), compiles the most current data on out-of-school time offerings in Indiana and the need and impact of these programs.

Afterschool Alliance – An alliance of public, private, and nonprofit groups committed to raising awareness and expanding resources for afterschool programs. Go to the Facts and Research page to search by topic for all of the latest research.

Indiana After 3 PM – provides the most comprehensive and accurate picture to date of what Indiana’s youth are doing each day after school.

Afterschool Programs Close Achievement Gaps– New research from Dr. Deborah Lowe Vandell and her colleagues at the University of California-Irvine School of Education demonstrates that consistent participation in afterschool activities during the elementary school years is linked to narrowing the gap in math achievement by grade 5.

Indiana 21st Century Community Learning Centers Summative Evaluation Reports 2014-152011-2012 and 2010-2011

STEM Research

IAN Mapping Reports – search for information on program locations, activities, number and ages of youth served.  AND – review and download Mapping Reports based on self reported data from registered programs.