South Carolina

Afterschool programs in South Carolina 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 in South Carolina is high

Time for a Game-Changing Summer in South Carolina

Summer enrichment can be a game-changer for young people. For families, affordable summer programs and camps can be a lifeline. Yet, for families in South Carolina, unmet demand for summer programs is high. Based on recently released research, learn more about what summer looks like for young people in the state.

South Carolina Summer Data

Unmet demand in South Carolina is high as parents see key benefits from afterschool


say afterschool keeps kids safe and out of trouble


say afterschool excites kids about learning


say afterschool helps kids build life skills


say afterschool gives working parents peace of mind

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South Carolina parents strongly support afterschool


of parents support public funding for afterschool

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


FY 2020


of kids enrolled in South Carolina afterschool attend a 21st CCLC program


in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide


FY 2021


kids served in South Carolina


to South Carolina

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.

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South Carolina Contacts


The statewide afterschool network is working to ensure that all kids have access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs.

Zelda Waymer
South Carolina Afterschool Alliance
1611 Devonshire Drive
Suite 101
Columbia, SC 29204

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

Ambassador for 2019-20
Ray Funnye
The Village Group
P. O. Box 700
Georgetown, SC 29442

Ambassador Emeritus
Greg Tolbert
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Upstate
P.O. Box 2794
Spartanburg, SC 29304
(864) 583-4867 ext. 102

Ambassador Emeritus
Traci Young Cooper
Richland School District #1
1225 Oak Street Suite 101
Blythewood, SC 29016

Ambassador Emeritus
Cynthia Bennett
South Carolina Chamber of Commerce
1301 Gervais St., Suite 1100
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 255-2542

Ambassador Emeritus
Wendy Broderick
YMCA of Columbia
1612 Marion Street, #100
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 748-9622

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 Joe Wilson (R-SC)

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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