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Limited Information Available to Assess Statewide Demand and Outcomes for After School Programs, Report No. 09-33, August 2009
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  • After school programs provide school-age children with adult supervised care before or after the regular school day. These programs are provided in both regulated and unregulated settings, supported by government and private funds, and typically offer a wide range of academic and social activities to children ages 5 to 14 years.
  • In Fiscal Year 2006-07, approximately $409.8 million in federal, state, and local government funds were used to support after school programs for school-age children. Federal grants accounted for the largest percentage of these funds (45%), which were primarily used to serve disadvantaged youth, followed by local (35%) and state (20%) government funds.
  • There is limited data to assess the statewide demand for after school programs, and several issues would have to be addressed to determine whether there is unmet need for after school services in Florida. Further, Florida currently lacks a statewide accountability system to evaluate the performance of many after school programs in improving academic performance, preventing delinquency, and promoting healthy behaviors among Florida youth.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Public Schools (K-12 Education)
Public Schools (K-12 Education)
Federal Title I Programs
Remedial and Supplemental Instruction
School Improvement, Assessment, and Accountability
Early Learning Programs
School Safety, Security, and Discipline
Child Care Services

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 01-22 Kindergarten Through Twelfth Grade Public Education Program,published in April 2001.

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