AFTERSCHOOL IN

Colorado


Afterschool programs in Colorado 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.

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 Colorado, 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 Colorado

Download the fact sheet for Colorado

Colorado parents strongly support afterschool:

79%

support public funding for afterschool

72%

say afterschool helps them keep their jobs

61%

say afterschool excites kids about learning

71%

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

The need for programs far exceeds the funding available.

Among Colorado's K-12 students:

129,579

are enrolled in afterschool

256,263

are waiting for an available program

146,856

are alone and unsupervised after school

Learn more about afterschool in Colorado

21st Century Community Learning Centers are the only federally funded before-school, afterschool, and summer learning programs.

TODAY

FY 2019

11,499*

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

$11,499,014

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2020

0

kids served in Colorado

$0

to Colorado

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.

Colorado 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.

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

Ambassador for 2019-20
Sarah Johnson
YouthPower365
P.O. Box 6550
Avon, CO 81620
970-748-5921
sjohnson@vvf.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Sandy Baca-Sandoval
DPS-Horace Mann Neighborhood Center
3435 W 40th Ave Rm 16-B
Denver, CO 80211-1921
(720) 424-1475
sandy_baca-sandoval@dpsk12.org

Ambassador Emeritus
JOYCE REID
JOYCE REID
CO

Ambassador Emeritus
Mar?a Ortiz
Poudre School District
2407 Laporte Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80521
(970) 566-2618
mortiz@psdschools.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Patrick Wilhelm
Scholars Unlimited
3401 Quebec Street #5010
Denver, CO 80207
(720) 424-9719
pwilhelm@scholarsunlimited.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Karen Brown
YMCA of Boulder County
2850 Mapleton Valley
Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 442-2778
karen.brown@ymcabv.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:

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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