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.

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

6,123*

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

$6,123,398

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2021

0

kids served in Alaska

$0

to Alaska

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.

Alaska parents strongly support afterschool:

78%

support public funding for afterschool

75%

say afterschool helps them keep their jobs

58%

say afterschool excites kids about learning

67%

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

The need for programs far exceeds the funding available.

Among Alaska's K-12 students:

25,613

are enrolled in afterschool

45,365

are waiting for an available program

31,445

are alone and unsupervised after school

Learn more about afterschool in Alaska

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 Alaska, 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 Alaska

Download the fact sheet for Alaska

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

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
Anchorage, AK
907-248-7371
tazzarella@akafterschool.org
https://www.akafterschool.org/

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

Ambassador for 2019-20
Courtney Havrilek
21st Century Community Learning Centers, Fairbanks NSB School District
Lathrop High School, 901 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK 99701
907-456-7794 x 17675
Courtney.havrilek@k12northstar.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Julie Wild-Curry
Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
520 5th Ave
Fairbanks, AK 99701-4718
(907) 452-2000 x 251
julie.wild-curry@k12northstar.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Terri Campbell
Terri Campbell
437 West 11th Street
Juneau, AK 99801
tfcampbell1985@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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