National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment Resource Library

The NCASE Resource Library connects you with tools, profiles, and information on a range of key topics in Out-of-School Time.

A Snapshot of Rural Afterschool in America

This brief outlines the state of rural afterschool resources. Currently, only 13 percent of rural children participate in afterschool programs compared with 25 percent of urban children; these discrepancies are due to barriers including diverse funding sources, transportation, facilities, staffing, and programming supports. The brief provides examples from three states on how they respond to these challenges. 

Related Topics: 
Subsidy, Eligibility, and Equal Access
Systems Building
Capacity building
City/state systems work
Culturally Responsive Practice & Inclusion
Adrienne Fischer
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