In The Afterschool Alliance’s 2014 America After 3PM report, Nebraska came in #8, handily outperforming 42 other states in the Expanded Learning Opportunities we offer our students once the bell rings. Here’s a visual breakdown of why Nebraska performs so well . . . and where we still have room to improve.
When it comes to what Nebraska does right, participants spend a lot of time in ELO programs, and parents are highly satisfied.
There’s still room for improvement in accessibility for those who need ELOs the most. Many low-income young people who could benefit are not taking advantage of Nebraska’s ELOs, either because there’s no program available, it’s cost prohibitive or some other reason. A higher percentage of Nebraska’s students are unsupervised after school than the national rate: