AFTERSCHOOL IN

Rhode Island


Afterschool programs in Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island is high

31k

In 2019, 30,694 children (20%) would have been enrolled in a summer program if one were available to them.

Afterschool programs are supporting kids and families in Rhode Island

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

72%

Keeping kids safe and out of trouble

86%

Giving working parents peace of mind

72%

Engaging kids in STEM learning

81%

Helping kids build
life skills

92%

Providing kids physical activity

Rhode Island parents strongly support afterschool

0.89

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

6,172*

of kids enrolled in Rhode Island afterschool attend a 21st CCLC program

$6,172,398

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2022

6,668

kids served in Rhode Island

$6,667,589

to Rhode Island

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 Rhode Island

Rhode Island 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.

Ayana Melvan
Rhode Island Afterschool Network
50 Valley St
Providence, RI 2909
401-444-0626
ayana.melvan@uwri.org
http://www.afterschoolri.org

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Ayana Melvan
United Way of Rhode Island
50 Valley Street
Providence, RI 2909
(401) 444-0626
ayana.melvan@uwri.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Kelly Whaley
RI Association for the Education of Young Children
500 Centerville Road Suite 301
Warwick, RI 2886
(401) 739-6100 x311
kwhaley@riaeyc.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 David Cicilline (D-RI)

Rep Jim Langevin (D-RI)

Sen Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

Sen Jack Reed (D-RI)

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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