[kids-lib] Oregon Ask Access & Equity Report on Afterschool Opportunity in Oregon

Greta Bergquist greta.bergquist at state.or.us
Wed Jan 15 14:08:21 PST 2020

Hi library folks working with kids,

The Oregon Ask<https://oregonask.org/> team, which works to support kids out of school in Oregon, recently researched opportunities for afterschool for Oregon kids. They found many Oregon kids cannot access an afterschool program in their area, due to both cost and availability. This is one reason why school age programs can be such a critical component of library services! The attached one pager gives the highlights, but the full report is linked below and may be useful as your libraries work to offer school age programming during afterschool hours and during summer, or as you work to partner with folks already doing afterschool in your communities.


Greta B

Greta Bergquist
Youth Services Consultant
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From: Bethany Thramer [mailto:bethany.thramer at oregonask.org]
Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 12:07 PM
To: Beth Unverzagt <beth.unverzagt at oregonask.org>
Cc: Juan Soto-Rocha <juan.soto at oregonask.org>; Katie Lakey <katie.lakey at oregonask.org>; Rachel Kessler <rachel.kessler at oregonask.org>; Kassy Rousselle <kassy.rousselle at oregonask.org>; Leilani Larsen <l.larsen at oregonask.org>; colleen.dorfler at oregonask.org
Subject: Access & Equity Report is Here!

Hello OregonASK Partners,
We are excited to share the release of our State of Access and Equity of Afterschool <https://oregonask.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/access-equity-report_final-1.pdf> in Oregon report!

Research shows that afterschool programs help students gain critical academic and leadership skills and address opportunity gaps. The State of Access and Equity of Afterschool in Oregon report found that students from underserved communities are least likely to participate in afterschool because of accessibility, cost, and cultural barriers. And yet, youth from underserved communities also demonstrate the most benefits from afterschool programs. The very youth that face the biggest barriers to accessing afterschool stand to gain the most from it.

We hope you are able to take some time to explore this report <https://oregonask.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/access-equity-report_final-1.pdf> and the supporting data maps that demonstrate clear gaps in access across Oregon.
Afterschool in Oregon - https://arcg.is/1X0qf00
Afterschool in your Senate District - https://arcg.is/0e9nCW
Afterschool in your House District - https://arcg.is/0X48Hi
Afterschool in Portland Metro - https://arcg.is/1KTyzL0

And if you are looking for models on using this data to incorporate expanded learning in your local Student Success Implementation, take a look at one program that is Building Foundations with School & Community Partnerships<https://vimeo.com/384063052>.

Please let us know if you are interested in sharing this information through a formal presentation in the coming months.
Bethany Thramer
Operations & Outreach Manager, OregonASK

541-513-0423 (c)
503-689-1656 (o)
PO Box 3  (mailing)
Wilsonville, Oregon 97070
This is Afterschool. Engaging Parents and Families.
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