AFTERSCHOOL IN

Alaska


Afterschool programs in Alaska 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 Alaska is high

23k

In 2019, 23,244 children (18%) would have been enrolled in a summer program if one were available to them.

Afterschool programs are supporting kids and families in Alaska

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

74%

Keeping kids safe and out of trouble

86%

Giving working parents peace of mind

86%

Engaging kids in STEM learning

83%

Helping kids build
life skills

86%

Providing kids physical activity

Alaska parents strongly support afterschool

88%

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 20231

$6,515,398

in federal funds support 21st CCLC programs statewide

Afterschool Alliance's Proposed Budget

FY 20242

$10,190,398

in federal funds could support 21st CCLC programs statewide

Afterschool Alliance's Proposed Budget vs. FY2023 Omnibus

FY 2024

+$3,675,000

more in federal funds could support 21st CCLC programs statewide compared to FY2023

  1. FY2023 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. This amount also reflects the President's FY2024 budget, which proposes flat funding for 21st CLCC and would be neither an increase nor a decrease compared to the FY 2023 Omnibus Appropriations Bill.
  2. Afterschool Alliance proposed $750 million increase to the FY2023 Omnibus Appropriations Bill/President's FY2024 Proposed Budget.

Learn More about Afterschool in Alaska

Alaska 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.

Thomas Azzarella
Alaska Afterschool Network
3201 C Street
Suite 110
Anchorage, AK 99503
tazzarella@alaskachildrenstrust.org
https://www.akafterschool.org

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Jane Beck
Project GRAD Kenai Peninsula
P.O. Box 1825
Homer, AK 99603
907-235-1062
jbeck@kpbsd.k12.ak.us

Ambassador Emeritus
Courtney Havrilek
21st Century Community Learning Centers, Fairbanks NSB School District
Lathrop High School, 901 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK 99701
907-456-7794 x17675
courtney.havrilek@k12northstar.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Julie Wild-Curry
Julie Wild-Curry
P.O. Box 10036
Fairbanks, AK 99710
jwildcurry2@gmail.com

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 Don Young (R-AK)

Sen Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)

Afterschool STEM Expansion

STEM Afterschool Expansion VISTAs expand access to high-quality afterschool programs that focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

  • Jared Gould - Alaska Afterschool Network (Anchorage, AK)

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