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.

21st Century Community Learning Centers are the only federally funded before-school, afterschool, and summer learning programs.
President Trump's proposed FY2021 budget eliminates it.
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TODAY

FY 2020

23,487*

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

$23,486,936

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2021

0

kids served in Tennessee

$0

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.

Tennessee parents strongly support afterschool:

86%

support public funding for afterschool

78%

say afterschool helps them keep their jobs

62%

say afterschool excites kids about learning

78%

say afterschool reduces the likelihood that kids will engage in risky behavior

The need for programs far exceeds the funding available.

Among Tennessee's K-12 students:

179,897

are enrolled in afterschool

263,754

are waiting for an available program

170,645

are alone and unsupervised after school

Learn more about afterschool in Tennessee

New Data: From a Time of Risk to a Time of Opportunity

A report by Fight Crime: Invest in Kids finds that afterschool programs play a vital role in turning the hours between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. into a time of opportunity for our young people, with the 70% drop in juvenile crime corresponding with the rise in availability of afterschool opportunities across the country.

Learn what the peak time for juvenile crime is in Tennessee, as well as how when schools are closed but many parents are still on the job, afterschool programs are keeping kids safe, inspiring them to learn, and giving working parents peace of mind.Download the fact sheet for Tennessee

Download the fact sheet for Tennessee

Looking for an afterschool program? Your state network has a listing of programs. Click here to view the list

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
http://www.tnafterschool.org/

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

Ambassador for 2019-20
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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