AFTERSCHOOL IN

Massachusetts


Afterschool programs in Massachusetts 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.

Unmet demand for afterschool and summer programs in Massachusetts is high

290k

In 2019, 290,064 children (29%) would have been enrolled in a summer program if one were available to them.

Afterschool programs are supporting kids and families in Massachusetts

Kids in afterschool enjoy a wide range of benefits, and parents and families benefit too:

77%

Keeping kids safe and out of trouble

86%

Giving working parents peace of mind

77%

Engaging kids in STEM learning

80%

Helping kids build
life skills

73%

Providing kids physical activity

Massachusetts parents strongly support afterschool

88%

of parents support public funding for afterschool

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

TODAY

FY 2022

19,279*

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

$19,279,117

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2023

18,922

kids served in Massachusetts

$18,921,675

to Massachusetts

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.

Learn More about Afterschool in Massachusetts

Massachusetts 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.

Ardith Wieworka
Massachusetts Afterschool Partnership
6 Beacon St
Suite 312
Boston, MA 2108
awieworka@massafterschool.org
https://www.massafterschool.org

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

Ambassador for 2022
Arthur Pearson
Thompson Island Outward Bound
P.O. Box 127
Boston, MA 02127
617-771-6297
apearson@thompsonisland.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Jennifer Reth
CASA
45 Pauline Street
Winthrop, MA 02152
jreth0224@gmail.com

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:

Rep Richard Neal (D-MA)

Rep Stephen Lynch (D-MA)

Rep Jim McGovern (D-MA)

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.

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