Missouri Afterschool Network set to release new legislative report

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JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Afterschool Network is set to meet in Jefferson City Thursday afternoon to present a report on the state of after-school programs in Missouri.

The report will outline what after-school programs look like in every legislative district. Examples of the programs include the Boys & Girls Club and the YMCA.

The network said it will present its report, which is based on three years of data compiled from across the state.

Past studies and surveys have shown there are still areas in Missouri in need of more options for after-school programs.

One recent survey found nearly two-thirds of charter and school districts polled have at least one type of after-school program.

Another survey conducted last year found one-third of parents said they would put their children in an after-school program if they had the option.

The network said its findings from Thursday's report will be publicly available online starting March 15.