Access & Equity
Afterschool Access & Equity Report
In 2014, the Afterschool Alliance found that there were 221,000 children in the state of Oregon who weren’t participating in afterschool programs, but would participate if one were available to them. This statistic poses the question: How can we, as a state, work towards ensuring that there are high-quality afterschool and summer programs available and accessible to all 221,000 of those children?
In early 2018, OregonASK embarked on a two-year exploratory data collection project to help answer this question. What we found is that youth from underserved communities face the most barriers to accessing afterschool programs, and yet demonstrate the most benefits from participation.
As part of our Access & Equity Report, we identified 1,200 afterschool programs that were active in Oregon in December 2019. We plotted their locations on a Story Map to further explore the distribution of programs around the state.
Achieving equitable outcomes in afterschool programs is an ongoing process. To help programs create inclusive environments, we’ve curated a list of resources that you can access here.