Public Agenda

All Work and No Play

Listening to What Kids and Parents Really Want from Out-of-School Time


In this survey of teens and parents, Public Agenda found the vast majority of students regularly participate in organized activities in their out-of-school time. Most students believe kids who participate are better off than those who don't. But there are stark differences in the experiences of low-income and minority parents, who are much more likely to say they have trouble finding high-quality, convenient and affordable activities for their children. (2004)

Like our resources? Consider donating $20 to help us provide them for free to the public. Every dollar counts!

Download this PDF now.