AFTERSCHOOL IN

North Carolina


Afterschool programs in North Carolina 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 North Carolina is high

416k

In 2019, 415,890 children (26%) would have been enrolled in a summer program if one were available to them.

Afterschool programs are supporting kids and families in North Carolina

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

75%

Keeping kids safe and out of trouble

82%

Giving working parents peace of mind

76%

Engaging kids in STEM learning

81%

Helping kids build
life skills

87%

Providing kids physical activity

North Carolina parents strongly support afterschool

89%

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

37,560*

of kids enrolled in North Carolina afterschool attend a 21st CCLC program

$37,560,162

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2023

37,744

kids served in North Carolina

$37,743,564

to North Carolina

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 North Carolina

North Carolina 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.

Sheronda Fleming
North Carolina Center for Afterschool Programs
3725 National Drive
Suite 101
Raleigh, NC 27612
sfleming@ncforum.org
https://ncafterschool.org

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

Ambassador for 2022
Sil Ganzó
ourBRIDGE for KIDS
3925 Willard Farrow Drive
Charlotte, NC 28215
980-272-6022
Sil@joinourbridge.org

Ambassador for 2022
Nancy Leach
Hyde 21st Century Community Learning Center, Hyde County Schools
P.O.Box 812
Ocracoke, NC 27960
252-921-0372
nleach@hyde.k12.nc.us

Ambassador Emeritus
Bill McClain
Guiding Institute for Developmental Education
2020 East 14th Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
336-602-0565
bill.tcewp@gmail.com

Ambassador Emeritus
Betsey McFarland
Wade Edwards Foundation & Learning Lab
714 St. Mary's St.
Raleigh, NC 27605
919-856-9233 x101
bmcfarland@wade.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Emily Neff
WAMY Community Action, Inc. / Avery County Afterschool Program
225 Birch Street, Suite 2
Boone, NC 28607
828-264-2421
emily@wamycommunityaction.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Abigail Swanger
Appalachian State University Child Development Center
538 Poplar Grove Road
Boone, NC 28607
828-262-2183
swangerae@appstate.edu

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 David Price (D-NC)

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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