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

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

$12,361,807

in federal funds support 21st CCLC programs statewide

Afterschool Alliance's Proposed Budget

FY 20242

$19,334,465

in federal funds could support 21st CCLC programs statewide

Afterschool Alliance's Proposed Budget vs. FY2023 Omnibus

FY 2024

+$6,972,658

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 Colorado

  • 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.
  • National Center for Afterschool and Summer Enrichment: The National Center for Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) in the Office of Child Care offers state level fact sheets on school-age child care funded through the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG). Click to view the information for 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.

Kelly Streck
Colorado Afterschool Partnership
789 Sherman Street
Suite 250
Denver, CO 80203
kelly@coloradoafterschoolpartnership.org
http://coloradoafterschoolpartnership.org

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

Ambassador for 2024
Mandi Browning
The PEAK Learning Center
1500 East 128th Avenue
Thornton, CO 80241
720-972-6996
mandi.j.browning@adams12.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Taylor Trelka
Project Dream with the Lake County School District
328 W 5th Street
Leadville, CO 80461
719-427-7003
ttrelka@lakecountyschools.net

Ambassador Emeritus
Maria Ortiz
Poudre School District
2407 Laporte Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80521
970-490-3065
mortiz@psdschools.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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