AFTERSCHOOL IN

Pennsylvania


Afterschool programs in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania is high

404k

In 2019, 404,391 children (21%) would have been enrolled in a summer program if one were available to them.

Afterschool programs are supporting kids and families in Pennsylvania

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

71%

Keeping kids safe and out of trouble

81%

Helping kids build life skills

83%

Giving working parents peace of mind

77%

Engaging in STEM learning

Pennsylvania parents strongly support afterschool

88%

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

49,230*

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

$49,230,186

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2022

53,176

kids served in Pennsylvania

$53,175,998

to Pennsylvania

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 Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania 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.

Laura Saccente
Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network
275 Grand View Avenue
Suite 200
Camp Hill, PA 17011
717-763-1661 x210
lsaccente@csc.csiu.org
http://www.psaydn.org

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

Ambassador for 2019-20
Chuck Inverso
Neshaminy Kids Club
830 Towncenter Dr. St. 839
Langhorne, PA 19047
215-757-2554
Inversoc2487@gmail.com

Ambassador Emeritus
Heather Dailey
Pottstown School District
230 Beech Street
Pottstown, PA 19464
610-718-8641
hdailey@pottstownk12.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Robin Foltz
St. John's Childhood Center
P.O. Box 439
Millheim, PA 16854
(814) 349-5611
director4stjohns@verizon.net

Ambassador Emeritus
Lola Rooney
Philadelphia, PA 267-979-8563
lolaymca@aol.com

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 Casey, Jr (D-PA)

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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