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.

Unmet demand for afterschool and summer programs in Colorado is high

255k

In 2019, 254,698 children (28%) would have been enrolled in a summer program if one were available to them.

Afterschool programs are supporting kids and families in Colorado

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

72%

Keeping kids safe and out of trouble

81%

Giving working parents peace of mind

69%

Engaging kids in STEM learning

80%

Helping kids build
life skills

87%

Providing kids physical activity

Colorado parents strongly support afterschool

0.88

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 2021

11,491*

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

$11,490,676

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2022

12,412

kids served in Colorado

$12,411,667

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.

Learn More about Afterschool in Colorado

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.

Megan Nyce
Colorado Afterschool Partnership
789 Sherman Street
Suite 250
Denver, CO 80203
megan@coloradoafterschoolpartnership.org
http://coloradoafterschoolpartnership.org/

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

Ambassador Emeritus
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
Maria 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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