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.

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 New Jersey, 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 New Jersey

Download the fact sheet for New Jersey

New Jersey parents strongly support afterschool:

82%

support public funding for afterschool

73%

say afterschool helps them keep their jobs

59%

say afterschool excites kids about learning

74%

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

The need for programs far exceeds the funding available.

Among New Jersey's K-12 students:

231,279

are enrolled in afterschool

422,067

are waiting for an available program

267,945

are alone and unsupervised after school

Learn more about afterschool in New Jersey

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

TODAY

FY 2019

27,026*

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

$27,026,023

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2020

0

kids served in New Jersey

$0

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.

Looking for an afterschool program? Your state network has a listing of programs. Click here to view the list

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.

Lee McDermott-Schaefer
New Jersey School-Age Care Coalition
231 North Avenue West
Westfield, NJ 07090
http://www.njsacc.org

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

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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