Access to Afterschool Programs Remains a Challenge for Many Families
This report analyzes data from a survey of approximately 1,500 parent and guardians conducted by Afterschool Alliance in spring 2022. It explores parent perceptions of OST program access, availability, and quality, along with the characteristics of the unmet demand in the context of the new federal Engage Every Student Initiative. The findings continue to show disparities for Black and Latino parents as they report facing greater barriers for enrollment on things like cost, location, hours, and availability. This resource supports equity.