AFTERSCHOOL IN

Tennessee


Afterschool programs in Tennessee 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 Tennessee is high

226k

In 2019, 226,061 children (22%) would have been enrolled in a summer program if one were available to them.

Afterschool programs are supporting kids and families in Tennessee

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

73%

Keeping kids safe and out of trouble

81%

Helping kids build life skills

83%

Giving working parents peace of mind

78%

Engaging in STEM learning

Tennessee parents strongly support afterschool

86%

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

24,508*

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

$24,508,412

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2022

26,473

kids served in Tennessee

$26,472,770

to Tennessee

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 Tennessee

Tennessee 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.

Mary Graham
Tennessee Afterschool Network
209 Gothic Court
Suite 107
Franklin, TN 37067
615-495-9970
mary.graham@uwtn.org
http://www.tnafterschool.org/

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Rico X
YMCA of Middle Tennessee
1021 Russell Street
Nashville, TN 37206
615-226-5577
rx@ymcamidtn.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Kelly Drummond
Boys & Girls Clubs in Tennessee
1100 Marion Street #100
Knoxville, TN 37921
(865) 607-9337
kdrummond@bgctnv.org

Ambassador Emeritus
James McKissic
City of Chattanooga Office of Multicultural Affairs
100 E. 11th Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 653-6701
mckissic_james@chattanooga.gov

Ambassador Emeritus
Jennifer Pettyjohn
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Clinch Valley
1305 Chatam Ridge Lane
Knoxville, TN 37932
(865) 244-6073
JPettyjohn@bgccv.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 Jim Cooper (D-TN)

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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