AFTERSCHOOL IN

Delaware


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

Delaware parents strongly support afterschool:

84%

support public funding for afterschool

75%

say afterschool helps them keep their jobs

65%

say afterschool excites kids about learning

73%

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

The need for programs far exceeds the funding available.

Among Delaware's K-12 students:

26,240

are enrolled in afterschool

48,140

are waiting for an available program

28,292

are alone and unsupervised after school

Learn more about afterschool in Delaware

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

TODAY

FY 2017

5,839*

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

$5,839,198

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2018

0

kids served in Delaware

$0

to Delaware

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.

Delaware 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.

Regina Sidney-Brown M.S.
Delaware Afterschool Network (DEAN)
C/O United Way of Delaware, 3rd Fl. 625 N. Orange St
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 573-3743
rsbrown@uwde.org

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Carol Scott
University of Delaware
461 Wyoming Rd New Castle County Cooperative Extension
Newark, DE 19716-3467
(302) 831-8161
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
Fontella Taylor
University of Delaware
461 Wyoming Road
Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-4977
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:

Sen Christopher Coons (D-DE)

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