For ParentsFor Program ProvidersFor Schools

Research & Data

2017 State Report on Expanded Learning in Oklahoma

Report conducted by OPEL as a baseline report for stakeholders to have an understanding of Expanded Learning in Oklahoma, the importance of high-quality programs and to provide ciritical information on youth development in our state. 

Afterschool Alliance

An alliance of public, private, and nonprofit groups committed to raising awareness and expanding resources for afterschool programs. Go to the Facts and Research page to search by topic for all of the latest research.

Oklahoma After 3 pm

Oklahoma After 3pm provides the most comprehensive and accurate picture to date of what Oklahoma’s youth are doing each day after school.

Afterschool Programs Close Achievement Gaps

New research from Dr. Deborah Lowe Vandell and her colleagues at the University of California-Irvine School of Education demonstrates that consistent participation in afterschool activities during the elementary school years is linked to narrowing the gap in math achievement by grade 5.

Expanding Minds and Opportunities

Leveraging the Power of Afterschool and Summer Learning for Student Success- A groundbreaking compendium of studies, reports, and commentaries by more than 100 community leaders, elected officials, educators, researchers, advocates, and other prominent authors.