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 the District of Columbia

Facts & Research

  • In District of Columbia, 26% (19,718) of K-12 youth are responsible for taking care of themselves after school.
  • Of all District of Columbia children not currently enrolled in afterschool, 66% (32,436) would be likely to participate IF an afterschool program were available in their community.
  • 97% of parents in District of Columbia are satisfied with the afterschool program their child attends.
  • 35% (26,619) of District of Columbia's K-12 children participate in afterschool programs, including 5,632 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 District of Columbia, refer to the Afterschool in District of Columbia Fact Sheet.

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


State Policy and Funding

The D.C. Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation is a public-private partnership that funds community-based organizations to provide out-of-school programs for children and youth of all ages as well as parent centers. The goal of the Trust is to link public and private resources and provide technical assistance to programs serving children, youth and their parents in D.C. Serving as an intermediary, the Trust has worked to build partnerships across agencies to provide programs such as parent centers, out-of-school-time programs, youth entrepreneurship and older youth programs, summer camps, and charter school improvements.

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 state does not currently have an afterschool network, but see "State Contact" below for a helpful resource that can help guide afterschool efforts in District of Columbia.

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

DC has champions across the city 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 the District of Columbia participate in their chamber's Afterschool Caucus:

Your state has no elected officials in the Afterschool Caucus. Ask your Senators and Representative to show their support for afterschool programs by joining the Afterschool Caucuses.


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 the District of Columbia. Here is a list of past and present ambassadors in your state:

Ambassador for 2016-17
Daniela Grigioni
After-School All-Stars DC
1331 H Street NW Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 805-5628

Ambassador Emeritus
Elizabeth Colby
Council of Chief State School Officers
One Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 336-7049

Quick Quotes

What leaders are saying in the District of Columbia:

Because children often come from single-parent families in large cities such as the District, they need proxies for those families, such as after-school programs, expanded recreational facilities and other alternatives that point them toward productive lives.

Eleanor Holmes Norton
U.S. House of Representatives (Del.)

City Contact

Maggie Riden