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OPPORTUNITY: According to the 2010 Harvard Family Research project, a child spends 79% of their waking hours outside of a classroom. While the classroom is an essential part of their development and future, what happens out of the classroom can be just as valuable.Harvard Family research, http://www.hfrp.org/xxxx
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OPPORTUNITY: Idaho school age youth spend 86% of waking hours from birth to 12th grade, 79% of waking school age hours (K -12)
Total instruction hours in Idaho = 11,252 [Kindergarten ~ 450 hours * Grades 1-3 ~ 810 hours (2430) * Grades 4-8 ~ 900 hours (4500) * Grades 9-12 ~ 968 hours (3872) (less 22 hours for PD development) http://www.ecs.org/clearinghouse/95/05/9505.pdf] i. 8760 hours in a year, 4380 waking hours (assuming average of 12 hours is sleeping)
ii. 4380 * 18 years = 78,840 TOTAL WAKING HOURS 0 - 18
iii. 4380 * 13 years (school age) = 56,940 TOTAL WAKING HOURS FOR K-12, SCHOOL AGE
iv. Hours of instruction in Idaho K – 12 = 11, 252 CLASSROOM HOURS
TOTALS: 11,252 instructional hours /56,940 waking hours (K-12) = 19.76% school age or 11,252/78,840 = 14/27% birth to 18
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DEMAND: In the summer 16% of Idaho's youth enroll in a summer program, compared to the national average of 33%.
35% of Idaho parents would like to enroll their kids in a summer program.
http://afterschoolalliance.org/AA3PM/detail.html#s/ID/summer/p_of_children_in_programs_2014xxxxx
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DEMAND: Nationally, for every child in a program, two more are waiting to get in. But here in Idaho, for every child in afterschool there are 5 more we could serve. http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/imgs/AA3PM/AA3-social_graphic_demand.pngxxxxx
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DEMAND: Only 8% of our kids are enrolled in an afterschool program, a statistic that ranks Idaho last in the nation. Yet, the demand for these programs is 42% of school-aged kids would like to be in a program. http://afterschoolalliance.org/AA3PM/detail.html#s/ID/demand/p_of_children_in_programs_2014xxxxx
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HEALTH: Children gain weight three times faster during the summer months, gaining as much weight during the summer as they do during the entire school year. Planned summer programs help reduce this trend.
America After 3 Survey, http://bit.ly/1ho4gXa. April, 2014xxxxx
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HEALTH: In Idaho, 1 in 3 kids are obese. Kids engaged in afterschool programs are healthier and more active. 1 in 3 Idaho kids are obese - Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation, High Five initiative, http://highfiveidaho.org/xxxxx
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NEED: 9 out of 10 teachers spend the first 3 weeks of school re-teaching lessons from the previous year.http://afterschoolalliance.org/imgs/AA3PM/AA3_summer-learning.pngxxx
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NEED: During the Summer months, Student lose 2 months of math skills http://afterschoolalliance.org/imgs/AA3PM/AA3_summer-learning.pngxxxxx
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NEED: During the summer, low-income students lose 2 + months of reading achievementhttp://afterschoolalliance.org/imgs/AA3PM/AA3_summer-learning.pngxxxxx
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NEED: Over half of Idaho families with young children have both parents working - Out of school programs (summer and afterschool) help working families and offer porgrams that keep them safe, active and learning while offering parents and employers the peace of mind that the workday can continue without interruption.Idaho Kids Count data 2015 - This survey reports 56.7% for familes working with children ages 6 and younger: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9G44ER6h_UJWndBemJmMHYzMkk/view?usp=sharingxxxxxx
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SAFETY: Youth left unsupervised between the hours of 3pm to 6pm are more likely to be involved in a juvenile crime, try drugs or alcohol or become a teen parent. Communities that have invested in out-of-school programs often have significant reductions in juvenile substance abuse, teen pregnancy and juvenile crime. http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/imgs/AA3PM/AA3-CRIME-FP_crime_peaks.jpgxxxx
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PREVENTION/ACADEMICS/MENTAL HEALTH: In a recent survey of over 20,000 Idaho's middle school and high school youth, teens that engage in a supervised afterschool programs have better academic outcomes, less likley to have tried drugs and less likley to experience mental distress. Idaho Healthy Youth Survey 2017 : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1firwghq80IYz9-IXWL90huf3IHOQA1E-/view?usp=sharingxxxxxx
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STEM - WORKFORCE: STEM and out-of-school time are a natural fit. Without the pressure of grades or tests, kids are more inclined to test, try, repeat, create, and even fail in out-of-school time, which any engineer, scientist, innovator or mathematician will tell you are the key to success in these fields. National Academies: https://www.nap.edu/resource/21740/21740_report_brief.pdf Eduational Innovator: http://educatorinnovator.org/how-afterschool-programs-are-preparing-kids-to-join-the-stem-workforce/xxxxxx
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STEM- WORKFORCE: In Idaho 80% of our out-of-school programs offer STEM enrichment, compared to 69% of afterschool programs nationally. This statistic ties Idaho 3rd in the in the nation.
http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/documents/AA3PM-2014/ID-AA3PM-2014-Fact-Sheet.pdf
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STEM -WORKFORCE: With the focus on hands-on learning and youth development and the time OST programs give students to experiment, afterschool programs help teach the skills that will help the next generation thrive in the global workforce.
http://www.uidaho.edu/research/STEM/stem-micron/micronstemed/project-reports
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STEM: We are living in a time when many experts are concerned that our students are not prepared for a changing economy that relies on STEM skills. STEM based jobs will grow 1.5 times faster than non-STEM jobs and over 1/3 of American companies report that over 50% of applicants for entry level jobs lack the STEM-based skills to qualify for employment. Yet, in Idaho (and we are 4th in the nation in this measurement), 80% of our out-of-school programs offer STEM enrichment.http://afterschoolalliance.org/AA3PM/detail.html#s/ID/stem/p_of_children_in_programs_2014
http://afterschoolalliance.org/imgs/AA3PM/aa3_stem_sm_jobs.jpg
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WORKFORCE: Afterschool programs are helping build a robust workforce for our state and are helping fill the skills gap. Case studies have revealed that kids engaged consistently in out-of-school programs are 26% more likely to graduate from post-secondary education. Idaho employers say 61 percent of the jobs by 2018 will require a post-secondary credential – either a workforce-ready certificate, a two-year associate’s degree, a bachelor’s degree or higher. Right now only 41 percent of Idahoans have a postsecondary degree or credential. http://www.idahobe.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/IBE-Workforce-Study.pdf
Pages 6 and exhibit 2 on page 20.
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STEM/WORKFORCE: 52% of Idahoans only source of internet is on their phones. Out-of-school programs especially those in libraries help offer the technology and access to computers that students need to compete and learn in a global marketplace.http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2013/12/23/for-most-wireless-only-households-look-south-and-west/
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STEM INTEREST: In a Micron U of I report in 2015 measuring STEM influence in Idaho students, Many students surveyed indicated that they had participated in
extracurricular STEM activities. Though the data cannot conculde a complete cause and effect, a positive relationship was
noted between the number of STEM activities a student participated in and their expressed
interest in science and math subjects.
http://www.uidaho.edu/academics/stem/signature-area/micron/reports
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STEM/WORKFORCE: 61 percent of the jobs in four years will require some post‐secondary credential – either a workforce‐ready certificate, a two‐year associate’s degree, a four‐year bachelor’s degree or higher.https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9G44ER6h_UJOW41RHFQZjdZNDA/view?usp=sharing
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STEM/WORKFORCE: Right now only 41 percent of Idahoans have a post‐
secondary degree or credential.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9G44ER6h_UJOW41RHFQZjdZNDA/view?usp=sharing
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WORKFORCE/COLLEGE: According to the IHYS survey, Idaho teens engaged in at aleast one day a week of supervised afterschool activity reported it is “very likely” for they will complete a post
high school program such as vocational training, military service, community college, or 4-year college.
Idaho Healthy Youth Survey 2017 : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1firwghq80IYz9-IXWL90huf3IHOQA1E-/view?usp=sharing
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