In 2004, New Jersey After 3 was created to expand learning time through high-quality, cost-effective afterschool programs across urban, suburban and rural communities. As the first statewide public/private partnership of its kind in the nation, New Jersey After 3 works with public schools and community-based nonprofits to deliver effective, research-based afterschool programs each school day, expanding learning time for thousands of students by more than 33% in 29 public schools statewide.
New Jersey After 3 programs: (1) keep children safe between the hours of 3 pm and 6 pm; (2) improve student achievement; (3) support working families; and (4) promote positive youth development.
In a time of shrinking school budgets and escalating education costs, New Jersey After 3 ensures cost-effective, high-quality activities and experiences that support students, families and entire school communities.
New Jersey After 3 programs provide a unique environment where students find relevance in their math, reading and science classes, while immersing themselves in other subjects which no longer fit in the traditional school day frame.
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Measurable Impact on Student Achievement
A recent, independent evaluation shows that students who participated in New Jersey After 3 programs for 2 or more years achieved significant gains in language arts skills and demonstrated improvements in study skills, math skills and computer skills.
These results are consistent with national reports that show high-quality afterschool programs improve student achievement and keep students on-track towards high school graduation.
A Cost-Effective Solution
A recent study conducted by The Wallace Foundation shows that New Jersey After 3 spends less than one-half the average cost of high-quality programs in the nation.
New Jersey After 3
391 George Street, 2nd Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: (732) 246-7933
Fax: (732) 246-7993