AFTERSCHOOL IN

Ohio


Afterschool programs in Ohio 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 Ohio, 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 Ohio

Download the fact sheet for Ohio

Ohio parents strongly support afterschool:

90%

support public funding for afterschool

75%

say afterschool helps them keep their jobs

71%

say afterschool excites kids about learning

77%

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

The need for programs far exceeds the funding available.

Among Ohio's K-12 students:

284,519

are enrolled in afterschool

846,248

are waiting for an available program

431,489

are alone and unsupervised after school

Learn more about afterschool in Ohio

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

TODAY

FY 2019

41,495*

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

$41,495,268

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2020

0

kids served in Ohio

$0

to Ohio

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

Ohio 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.

Nichelle Shaskus
The Ohio Afterschool Network
Willis Education Center
74 W William St
Delaware, OH 43015
1-833-626-6446
Nichelle@oanohio.org
www.oanohio.org

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Amy Gordon
Communities In Schools of Central Ohio
6500 Busch Blvd., Suite #105
Columbus, OH 43229
(614) 214-6864
agordon@ciskids.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Warren Fauver
Community Learning Centers of WCESC
1867 N. Research Drive
Bowling Green, OH 43402
(419) 354-9010
wfauver@wcesc.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Chris Francis
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
1105 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 362-2020
cfrancis@cincinnatiymca.org

Ambassador Emeritus
BECKY SPENCER
YMCA Storer Camps
361 Mallard
Perrysburg, OH 43551
(407) 375-1640
beckymspencer@gmail.com

Ambassador Emeritus
Megan Henkel
Young Rembrandts, Greater Cleveland - West
PO Box 910
North Olmsted, OH 44070
440-979-1278
megan.henkel@youngrembrandts.com

Ambassador Emeritus
Desiree Bolden
Akron Afterschool
65 Steiner Avenue
Akron, OH 44301
(330) 761-3155
dbolden@akron.k12.oh.us

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 Tim Ryan (D-OH)

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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