What happens outside school affects how students perform in school. This is a core principle in Boston After School & Beyond’s founding.
With the average formal school day comprising just 20% of a student’s waking hours, large chunks of the day, week, and year are open to engage young people in constructive learning and development activities.
It is well documented, however, that low-income students tend to have far fewer opportunities to learn and develop outside of school. This “opportunity gap” can be quantified in several ways, including: family expenditure on programs, participation in programs, and time spent in learning activities.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau