Afterschool programs in Florida 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 Florida is high


In 2019, 642,603 children (21%) would have been enrolled in a summer program if one were available to them.

Afterschool programs are supporting kids and families in Florida

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


Keeping kids safe and out of trouble


Helping kids build life skills


Giving working parents peace of mind


Engaging in STEM learning

Florida parents strongly support afterschool


of parents support public funding for afterschool

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


FY 2021


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


in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide


FY 2022


kids served in Florida


to Florida

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.

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Florida Contacts


The statewide afterschool network is working to ensure that all kids have access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs.

Brian Hickey
Florida Afterschool Network
1211 Governor Square Blvd.
Suite 200
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 487-6300 ext. 338

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

Ambassador for 2019-20
Nicole Carter
City of Hallandale Beach-Hepburn Center Afterschool Tutorial Enrichment Program
1000 NW 8th Avenue
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Ambassador for 2019-20
Kwamara Thompson
Palm Beach County Boys & Girls Clubs
800 Northpoint Parkway Suite 204
West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Ambassador Emeritus
Suzette Harvey
Prime Time Palm Beach County
2300 High Ridge Road, Suite 330
Boynton Beach, FL 33426

Ambassador Emeritus
Ralph Smith
Computer Mentors Group
2802 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Suite F
Tampa, FL 33610
(813) 236-1191

Ambassador Emeritus
Laurie Bourdon
Duval County Public Schools
2924 Knights Lane E #275B
Jacksonville, FL 32216
(904) 739-4868

Ambassador Emeritus
Jennifer Faber
Florida's Office of Early Learning
6973 Kimberly Terrace
Ft. Myers, FL 33919-6900
(239) 432-0051

Ambassador Emeritus
Debra Ballinger
4140 49th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL 33709

Ambassador Emeritus
Robert Hill Jr.
Greater Miami/Ft. Lauderdale American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
4000 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, FL 33021
(954) 364-5007

Ambassador Emeritus
Sierrra Newhouse
City of Orlando After-School All-Stars
595 N. Primrose Avenue
Orlando, FL 32802
(407) 246-3819

Ambassador Emeritus
Justin Pinn
Miami, FL (305) 615-0222

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 Alcee Hastings (D-FL)

Rep Kathy Castor (D-FL)

Rep Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)

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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