Afterschool in Your State

A clearing house of information on afterschool across the country

Drill down into afterschool numbers, developments, resources, and more in all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia. 

Networks of afterschool program providers and advocates are already working or forming in several states across the county to push for quality, affordable afterschool programs for all youth. Use the map below to navigate to find out about all things afterschool in your state. Explore facts and figures on how children in your state spend their hours after school; state policy and funding information; afterschool champions and voices; and contacts in your state that can be a great resource to help guide your afterschool efforts.

Afterschool in Alaska

Facts & Research

  • In Alaska, 24% (31,445) of K-12 youth are responsible for taking care of themselves after school.
  • Of all Alaska children not currently enrolled in afterschool, 43% (45,365) would be likely to participate IF an afterschool program were available in their community.
  • 91% of parents in Alaska are satisfied with the afterschool program their child attends.
  • 19% (25,613) of Alaska's K-12 children participate in afterschool programs, including 5,632 kids* in programs supported by the U.S. Department of Education's 21st Century Community Learning Centers initiative, the only federal program dedicated to afterschool.

*—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.

For afterschool participation and funding levels in Alaska, refer to the Afterschool in Alaska Fact Sheet.

Explore America After 3PM for even more research on afterschool programs in Alaska.


State Policy and Funding

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services provides grants to the three Alaska Child Care Resource and Referral Network agencies to provide support to school-age child care programs in their regions. Additionally, Communities In Schools-Alaska, Inc. mobilizes and connects resources with schools by providing services such as academic enhancement programs, mentoring, leadership development, life skills training, community service activities and pre-employment development.

Check out the State Policy section of our website for state-specific data and ideas for developing and advancing afterschool policy at the state level.

State Network

Your statewide afterschool network has a webpage with useful resources and policy updates:

Supplemental Educational Services

Interested in running an afterschool tutoring program? Find information on the application process and selection criteria for Supplemental Educational Services (SES) providers in your state here.

Afterschool Champions & Voices

Alaska has champions across the state leading the fight to ensure that all children have access to safe and enriching afterschool programs.

Afterschool Caucus

On March 3, 2005, members of Congress established the first-ever Afterschool Caucus in both the Senate and the House of Representatives in order to build support for afterschool programs and increase resources for quality afterschool care. The following elected officials from Alaska participate in their chamber's Afterschool Caucus:

House Rep. Don Young (R-AK)

Senate Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)


Selected from some of the most effective afterschool programs and advocacy organizations in the nation, the Afterschool Ambassadors work every day to help keep kids safe, inspire children to learn and help working families. They know firsthand the barriers and benefits that communities face in making afterschool available to all children and are a great resource for programs throughout Alaska. Here is a list of past and present ambassadors in your state:

Ambassador Emeritus
Julie Wild-Curry
Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
520 5th Ave
Fairbanks, AK 99701-4718
(907) 452-2000 x 251

Ambassador Emeritus
Terri Campbell
Terri Campbell
437 West 11th Street
Juneau, AK 99801

Quick Quotes

What leaders are saying in Alaska:

As a member of the U.S. Senate Afterschool Caucus and a parent of two school-aged boys, I know that high quality after-school programs are vital in providing academic, social and recreational opportunities for our children.

Lisa Murkowski
U.S. Senator

Afterschool Storybook

America's Afterschool Storybook tells the stories of people and communities transformed by afterschool programs. Read more inspiring stories from America's Afterschool Storybook from people across the country.

State Contact

Thomas Azzarella
Alaska Afterschool Network
Anchorage, AK