About Afterschool Initiatives

Asia Society works to increase the quantity and quality of global learning in afterschool and summer programs. Youth-serving organizations share our mission of supporting student success within and beyond school, in work, citizenship, and life in the 21st century.

Afterschool programs across the country are beginning to embrace global learning as a strategy to support both academic achievement and positive youth development, and as a common goal that drives increased collaboration between schools and community partners. With a focus on hands-on and experiential learning, these programs enable youth to explore the world around them, acquiring and applying their knowledge and skills to relevant challenges both locally and globally.