AFTERSCHOOL IN

Delaware


Afterschool programs in Delaware 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 Delaware is high

37k

In 2019, 36,999 children (25%) would have been enrolled in a summer program if one were available to them.

Afterschool programs are supporting kids and families in Delaware

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

73%

Keeping kids safe and out of trouble

85%

Giving working parents peace of mind

87%

Engaging kids in STEM learning

80%

Helping kids build
life skills

81%

Providing kids physical activity

Delaware parents strongly support afterschool

85%

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

$6,515,398

in federal funds support 21st CCLC programs statewide

Afterschool Alliance's Proposed Budget

FY 20242

$10,190,398

in federal funds could support 21st CCLC programs statewide

Afterschool Alliance's Proposed Budget vs. FY2023 Omnibus

FY 2024

+$3,675,000

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 Delaware

  • 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 Delaware, 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 Delaware.
  • 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 Delaware.

Delaware 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.

Regina Sidney-Brown
Delaware Afterschool Network
625 N. Orange St
3rd Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801
regina@deasn.org
https://deasn.org

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

Ambassador for 2024
Tasha Esham
Boys & Girls Club of Western Sussex - Laurel Site
316 N Central Avenue
Laurel, DE 19956
302-875-1200
tesham@bgclubs.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Ray Taylor
4H After-school Program
461 Wyoming Road
Newark, DE 19761
302-299-6503
jraytayl@udel.edu

Ambassador Emeritus
Carol Scott
University of Delaware
461 Wyoming Road
Newark, DE 19716
302-831-8161
ctscott@udel.edu

Ambassador Emeritus
Fontella Taylor
University of Delaware
461 Wyoming Road
Newark, DE 19716
302-831-4977
ftaylor@udel.edu

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)

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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