In Boston, unmet demand for afterschool programs is high, with nearly 35,000 children who would be enrolled in a program if one were available to them. Parents in Boston give afterschool high marks, with more than 9 in 10 parents reporting that they are satisfied with their child’s afterschool program overall. As families face barriers to participation, such as cost and accessibility, there is strong support behind public funding for afterschool programs in the city.

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