AFTERSCHOOL IN

Connecticut


Afterschool programs in Connecticut 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 Connecticut is high

167k

In 2019, 166,595 children (30%) would have been enrolled in a summer program if one were available to them.

Afterschool programs are supporting kids and families in Connecticut

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

71%

Keeping kids safe and out of trouble

85%

Giving working parents peace of mind

80%

Engaging kids in STEM learning

81%

Helping kids build
life skills

88%

Providing kids physical activity

Connecticut parents strongly support afterschool

84%

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

$11,045,679

in federal funds support 21st CCLC programs statewide

Afterschool Alliance's Proposed Budget

FY 20242

$17,275,977

in federal funds could support 21st CCLC programs statewide

Afterschool Alliance's Proposed Budget vs. FY2023 Omnibus

FY 2024

+$6,230,298

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 Connecticut

  • 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 Connecticut, 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 Connecticut.
  • 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 Connecticut.

Connecticut 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.

Michelle Cunningham
Connecticut After School Network
12 Melrose Avenue
Branford, CT 6405
mdc@ctafterschoolnetwork.org
https://ctafterschoolnetwork.org

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Tiffany Wilson
Mill River Park Collaborative
1010 Washington Blvd, First Floor
Stamford, CT 06901
203-989-0321 x103
tiffany@millriverpark.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Ayana Melvan
Mystic Aquarium
55 Coogan Blvd.
Mystic, CT 06355
860-572-5955 x553
amelvan@mysticaquarium.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Mark Fopeano
Dwight Hall at Yale
P.O. Box 209008/67 High Street
New Haven, CT 06520
203-432-2446
mark.fopeano@yale.edu

Ambassador Emeritus
Sarah Cahill
Mystic Seaport
75 Greenmanville Avenue
Mystic, CT 06355
888-973-2767
sarah.cahill@mysticseaport.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:

Rep Joe Courtney (D-CT)

Rep Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)

Rep John Larson (D-CT)

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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