Afterschool in Your State

A clearing house of information on afterschool across the country

Drill down into afterschool numbers, developments, resources, and more in all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia. 

Networks of afterschool program providers and advocates are already working or forming in several states across the county to push for quality, affordable afterschool programs for all youth. Use the map below to navigate to find out about all things afterschool in your state. Explore facts and figures on how children in your state spend their hours after school; state policy and funding information; afterschool champions and voices; and contacts in your state that can be a great resource to help guide your afterschool efforts.

Afterschool in Connecticut

Facts & Research

  • In Connecticut, 19% (109,150) of K-12 youth are responsible for taking care of themselves after school.
  • Of all Connecticut children not currently enrolled in afterschool, 44% (213,766) would be likely to participate IF an afterschool program were available in their community.
  • 96% of parents in Connecticut are satisfied with the afterschool program their child attends.
  • 17% (99,710) of Connecticut's K-12 children participate in afterschool programs, including 9,115 kids* in programs supported by the U.S. Department of Education's 21st Century Community Learning Centers initiative, the only federal program dedicated to afterschool.

*—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.

For afterschool participation and funding levels in Connecticut, refer to the Afterschool in Connecticut Fact Sheet.

Explore America After 3PM for even more research on afterschool programs in Connecticut.


State Policy and Funding

During Connecticut's 2009-10 fiscal year, over $5 million in State Department of Education grant funds were provided each year to local boards of education and community-based organizations for afterschool programming.  In FY2011, that funding was cut by 10 percent, leaving $4.5 million in available funding for local afterschool initiatives. State funding to run the After School Quality Enhancement initiative was also eliminated in 2009. The state legislature created a multi-agency task force in 2002 to support afterschool.

Check out the State Policy section of our website for state-specific data and ideas for developing and advancing afterschool policy at the state level.

State Network

Your statewide afterschool network has a webpage with useful resources and policy updates:

Supplemental Educational Services

Interested in running an afterschool tutoring program? Find information on the application process and selection criteria for Supplemental Educational Services (SES) providers in your state here.

Afterschool Champions & Voices

Connecticut has champions across the state leading the fight to ensure that all children have access to safe and enriching afterschool programs.

Afterschool Caucus

On March 3, 2005, members of Congress established the first-ever Afterschool Caucus in both the Senate and the House of Representatives in order to build support for afterschool programs and increase resources for quality afterschool care. The following elected officials from Connecticut participate in their chamber's Afterschool Caucus:

House Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT)

House Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)

House Rep. John Larson (D-CT)


Selected from some of the most effective afterschool programs and advocacy organizations in the nation, the Afterschool Ambassadors work every day to help keep kids safe, inspire children to learn and help working families. They know firsthand the barriers and benefits that communities face in making afterschool available to all children and are a great resource for programs throughout Connecticut. Here is a list of past and present ambassadors in your state:

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

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

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

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

Quick Quotes

What leaders are saying in Connecticut:

It is education that makes opportunity real for kids, and nowhere is this more true than with afterschool programs.

Rosa DeLauro
U.S. House of Representatives (3rd)

Afterschool Storybook

America's Afterschool Storybook tells the stories of people and communities transformed by afterschool programs. Read more inspiring stories from America's Afterschool Storybook from people across the country.

State Contact

Michelle Doucette-Cunningham
Connecticut After School Network
12 Melrose Avenue
Branford, CT 06405