VIDEO: Afterschool and Afterschool Systems

High-quality afterschool programs, which provide rich opportunities for growth, learning and fun, reach only a small percentage of children and teens today. Hear national experts discuss what cities can do to close this gap and boost quality and participation in dynamic out-of-school-time programs.

Learn more about how cities are improving and coordinating afterschool programs in the Better Together conference report and other resources, listed below.

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  • Afterschool: Hours of Opportunity

    Afterschool: Hours of Opportunity (6:03)

    Featuring Robert Balfanz (Johns Hopkins University), Jonathan Bryce (Baltimore City Public Schools), Carla Sanger (LA’s Best), Chris Smith (Boston After School & Beyond and Gina Warner (National Afterschool Association)
  • Better Together: Boosting Afterschool by Building Citywide Systems

    Better Together: Boosting Afterschool by Building Citywide Systems (5:20)

    Featuring Betsy Brand (American Youth Policy Forum), Jessica Donner (Every Hour Counts), Audrey Hutchinson (National League of Cities), Chris Smith (Boston After School & Beyond), Bela Shah Spooner (National League of Cities) and Nicole Yohalem (Author, Building Citywide Systems for Quality)