AFTERSCHOOL IN

New Jersey


Afterschool programs in New Jersey 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 New Jersey is high

455k

In 2019, 454,931 children (32%) would have been enrolled in a summer program if one were available to them.

Afterschool programs are supporting kids and families in New Jersey

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

78%

Keeping kids safe and out of trouble

85%

Helping kids build life skills

88%

Giving working parents peace of mind

77%

Engaging in STEM learning

New Jersey 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 2021

27,237*

of kids enrolled in New Jersey afterschool attend a 21st CCLC program

$27,236,774

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2022

29,420

kids served in New Jersey

$29,419,671

to New Jersey

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 New Jersey

New Jersey 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.

Diane Genco
New Jersey School-Age Care Coalition
208 Lenox Ave
#363
Westfield, NJ 7090
908-789-0259
dianegenco@njsacc.org
http://www.njsacc.org

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

Ambassador for 2019-20
Darnell Scott
The Jointure
1124 US 202 South, Suite B10
Raritan, NJ 8869
908-722-0233 x110
dscott@jointure.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Denise Sellers
Haddonfield Child Care
PO Box 107
Haddonfield, NJ 08033-0191
856-429-1603
dsellers@haddonfield.k12.nj.us

Ambassador Emeritus
Sarah Cruz
Newark Public Schools
230 broadway
Newark, NJ 7052
(973) 412-1910
s5cruz@nps.k12.nj.us

Ambassador Emeritus
Keith Pressey
Orange Extended School Day Program
29 North Day Street
Orange, NJ 07050-3608
(973)266-4047
k.pressey@ci.orange.nj.us

Ambassador Emeritus
Elnardo Webster
Roselle Borough Public Schools
710 Locust Street
Roselle, NJ 7203
(908) 298-2040
ewebster@roselleschools.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:

Sen Robert Menendez (D-NJ)

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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