resource guide So You Started An After-School Program ⁠— Now What?

Whether starting a new program, or seeking to improve an existing one, this free ebook covers the common challenges that after-school programs face, highlights funding types, reporting requirements, and recommends best practices. It also provides additional resources for building a program that runs effectively (while minimizing administrative burden and risk).  

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What you will learn in this guide:

  • How to Secure Sustainable Funding

  • Tips for Administrative Data Management

  • Federal Reporting Requirements  

What is AfterSchool21?

AfterSchool21 is a web-based software that increases the effectiveness of your after-school program and 21APR data collection. We offer 21CCLC data management and 21APR preparation software and service built on 20 years of supporting thousands of after school programs and 13 State Departments of Education. Schedule a demonstration with our team to see how we can help your program.


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[TransAct] AfterSchool Programs has strengthened education and communities in Georgia, through the 21st CCLC program... As a state, we have seen significant gains in the number of students served because we are targeting those programs that have the greatest opportunity for improvement.

– Mike Thaler, Former Georgia Department of Education 21st CCLC Grant Manager

The Wausau School District has been using [Afterschool21] for Out-of-School attendance and record keeping since 2007. This has been a tremendous resource for 21st Century grant reporting. We run our programs under multiple funding sources and the ability to track attendance and create reports tied to the appropriate funding is valuable. I appreciate the ability to monitor at a District level and prepare reports as needed for principals and other stakeholders... Thank you, AfterSchool Programs team, for 'having our back.'

– Nancy Cedar, Out of School Learning Coordinator - Wausau School District - Wausau, WI