AFTERSCHOOL IN

Connecticut


Afterschool programs in Connecticut keep kids safe, boost student success, and help parents keep their jobs. Kids achieve more, productivity goes up, and risky behaviors go down.

Connecticut parents strongly support afterschool:

86%

support public funding for afterschool

74%

say afterschool helps them keep their jobs

56%

say afterschool excites kids about learning

72%

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

The need for programs far exceeds the funding available.

Among Connecticut's K-12 students:

99,710

are enrolled in afterschool

213,766

are waiting for an available program

109,150

are alone and unsupervised after school

Learn more about afterschool in Connecticut

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

TODAY

FY 2017

9,251*

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

$9,250,798

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2018

0

kids served in Connecticut

$0

to Connecticut

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.

Connecticut Contacts

NETWORK
AMBASSADORS
CAUCUS

The statewide afterschool network is working to ensure that all kids have access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs.

Michelle Doucette-Cunningham
Connecticut After School Network
12 Melrose Avenue
Branford, CT 06405
860-730-2941
info@ctafterschoolnetwork.org
http://www.ctafterschoolnetwork.org

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Arline Linger
Colchester Alternative School-Age Total Learning Experience (CASTLE)
396 Halls Hill Rd
Colchester, CT 06415-1452
860-537-0214
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
Mark Fopeano
Dwight Hall at Yale
P.O. Box 209008 67 High Street
New Haven, CT 06520
(203) 432-2446
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
SARAH CAHILL
Mystic Seaport
75 Greenmanville Avenue
Mystic, CT 06355
(888) 973-2767
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
Bill Stover
Windham Public School District
322 Prospect St
Willimantic, CT 06226-2208
860 465 2546
Send email

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 Joe Courtney (D-CT)

Rep Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)

Rep John Larson (D-CT)

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