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 Arizona

Facts & Research

  • In Arizona, 19% (214,043) of K-12 youth are responsible for taking care of themselves after school.
  • Of all Arizona children not currently enrolled in afterschool, 34% (318,223) would be likely to participate IF an afterschool program were available in their community.
  • 97% of parents in Arizona are satisfied with the afterschool program their child attends.
  • 16% (178,554) of Arizona's K-12 children participate in afterschool programs, including 25,045 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 Arizona, refer to the Afterschool in Arizona Fact Sheet.

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


State Policy and Funding

At the state level, Arizona legislators have contributed $9 million to support afterschool programs. Arizona has also devoted funds to the Quality Programs Initiative and the Statewide Strategic Planning and Network for Afterschool, both of which are devoted to enhancing afterschool program quality.

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

Arizona 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 Arizona participate in their chamber's Afterschool Caucus:

Your state has no elected officials in the Afterschool Caucus. Ask your Senators and Representative to show their support for afterschool programs by joining the Afterschool Caucuses.


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 Arizona. Here is a list of past and present ambassadors in your state:

Ambassador for 2016-17
Jeremy King
City of Tempe-Kid Zone Enrichment Program
3340 E. Rural Rd
Tempe, AZ 85282
(480) 350-5487

Ambassador Emeritus
Martha Petty
Flowing Wells ext. Programs, Inc
1444 W. Prince Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85705
(520) 887-2600

Quick Quotes

What leaders are saying in Arizona:

Successful and innovate youth programs are not just a luxury for Arizona's cities and towns, they are a necessity. Local governments play an important role in education with afterschool programs, and education is the key to economic success and job creation.

Doug Von Gausig
Mayor, City of Clarkdale

State Contact

Courtney Sullivan
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence
3205 S. Rural Road
Tempe, AZ 85282