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.

Unmet demand for afterschool and summer programs in Ohio is high

329k

In 2019, 328,546 children (18%) would have been enrolled in a summer program if one were available to them.

Afterschool programs are supporting kids and families in Ohio

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

69%

Keeping kids safe and out of trouble

80%

Giving working parents peace of mind

70%

Engaging kids in STEM learning

82%

Helping kids build
life skills

83%

Providing kids physical activity

Ohio parents strongly support afterschool

87%

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

44,864*

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

$44,864,143

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2023

44,272

kids served in Ohio

$44,271,530

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.

Learn More about Afterschool in Ohio

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.

Michele Ritchlin
Ohio Afterschool Network
74 W William Street
Room 104
Delaware, OH 43015
michele@oanohio.org
https://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 in Ohio
6500 Busch Blvd., Suite #105
Columbus, OH 43229
614-268-2472 x20
agordon@ciskids.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Jorge Perez
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
1105 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513-362-2020
jperez@cincinnatiymca.org

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

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Debbie Frison
21st Century Community Learning Center Glenwood/Rosa Parks Elementary
2053 N. 14th Street
Toledo, OH 43620
419-720-3973
dfrison@ymcatoledo.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Lori Garrison
FLIGHT 21st CCLC Program Manager, Grant Middle/High School
9644 W. US HWY. 36
St. Paris, OH 43044
garrisonl@grahamlocalschools.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:

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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