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Celebrate African American History Month

In recognition of African American History Month, NCASE is highlighting the important role of out-of-school time programs in the lives of African-American children and their families.  The Afterschool Alliance has found that African-American children are more likely to participate in an afterschool program than children overall, and that 3 in 5 African-American children, approximately 4.5 million children, not currently in an afterschool program would enroll if one were available to them. These and other findings from the 2014 study are shared in America After 3PM and the African-American Community.

A number of public institutions, including the Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, have joined together in “paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.”  Visit the African American History Month website for more information and resources, including exhibits and collections, with a dedicated section for teachers.