AFTERSCHOOL IN

Louisiana


Afterschool programs in Louisiana keep kids safe, inspire learning, and give working parents peace of mind. Kids discover who they are and what they love to do, make smart choices, and avoid risky behaviors.

New Data: From a Time of Risk to a Time of Opportunity

A report by Fight Crime: Invest in Kids finds that afterschool programs play a vital role in turning the hours between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. into a time of opportunity for our young people, with the 70% drop in juvenile crime corresponding with the rise in availability of afterschool opportunities across the country.

Learn what the peak time for juvenile crime is in Louisiana, as well as how when schools are closed but many parents are still on the job, afterschool programs are keeping kids safe, inspiring them to learn, and giving working parents peace of mind.Download the fact sheet for Louisiana

Download the fact sheet for Louisiana

Louisiana parents strongly support afterschool:

87%

support public funding for afterschool

80%

say afterschool helps them keep their jobs

71%

say afterschool excites kids about learning

79%

say afterschool reduces the likelihood that kids will engage in risky behavior

The need for programs far exceeds the funding available.

Among Louisiana's K-12 students:

115,540

are enrolled in afterschool

256,040

are waiting for an available program

147,333

are alone and unsupervised after school

Learn more about afterschool in Louisiana

21st Century Community Learning Centers are the only federally funded before-school, afterschool, and summer learning programs.

TODAY

FY 2019

25,529*

of kids enrolled in Louisiana afterschool attend a 21st CCLC program

$25,529,441

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2020

0

kids served in Louisiana

$0

to Louisiana

Learn more about 21st Century Community Learning Centers

* This figure is an Afterschool Alliance calculation based on the state-allocated 21st CCLC funding and a program cost of $1,000 per child. The program cost per child is an Afterschool Alliance estimation based on the Department of Education's per-student expenditures for: (1) all students attending 21st CCLC programs and (2) students who regularly attend 21st CCLC programs.

Louisiana Contacts

NETWORK
AMBASSADORS
CAUCUS
VISTA

The statewide afterschool network is working to ensure that all kids have access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs.

Andrew Ganucheau
Louisiana Statewide Afterschool Network
412 North 4th Street, Suite 240
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
225-383-3844
aganuch@latech.edu
http://www.louisianaafterschool.org/

AMBASSADORS work to ensure that all kids have access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs.

Ambassador Emeritus
Gaylynne Mack
Big Buddy Program
1415 Main St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802-4664
(225)388-9737
gmack@bigbuddyprogram.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Patricia Johnson
Monroe City Schools
2006 Tower Drive
Monroe, LA 71201
(318) 387-6511 ext. 5007
johnson.patricia@mcschools.net

Ambassador Emeritus
CYNDI NGUYEN
Vietnamese Initiatives in Economic Training(VIET)
13435 Granville Street
New Orleans, LA 70129
(504) 255-1412
cyndi@vietno.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Richard Bates
YOUNG AUDIENCES OF LOUISIANA
3900 General Taylor, Suite 201
New Orleans, LA 70125
(504) 523-3525, x4
richard@ya4la.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Samuel Trevathan
Kids Orchestra
P.O. Box 788
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
(225) 922-4656
strevathan@kidsorchestra.org

Since 2005, members of the Afterschool Caucus in both the Senate and the House of Representatives have been building support and resources for quality afterschool programs.

Caucus members in your state:

For the past 7 years, the Afterschool Alliance has been a proud sponsor organization for national AmeriCorps VISTA projects, supporting State Afterschool Networks and STEM Ecosystems to increase the access to and quality of enrichment opportunities for youth.

Currently there are no Afterschool VISTA locations in your state.

TAKE ACTION!

Tell Congress to save Louisiana's afterschool programs!

Sign the petition to support afterschool!

Donate $10 to help 4 kids have afterschool