School’s Out Washington’s very own David Beard will be joining fourteen other leaders of the afterschool and expanded learning field as White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellows, a partnership between the Riley Institute at Furman University and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.
Over this past year, School’s Out Washington further solidified our critical role as an intermediary organization strengthening programs by advocating for increased resources and leading quality improvement efforts toward our ultimate goal of empowering youth.
Learn more about our successes in 2014 in our complete annual report.
We have new data to help you make the case for why summer learning matters. The Afterschool Alliance just released their America After 3pm polling data focused on summer. You can check-out where Washington stands when it comes to summer learning.
Participation in summer learning programs in Washington has increased in the last five years, but there is still tremendous unmet demand, according to data from the study. It found that 24 percent of families in the state report that at least one of their children participated in a summer learning program in 2013, compared with 21 percent in 2008. Nationally, 33 percent of families have at least one child in a summer learning program, up from 25 percent in 2008.