AFTERSCHOOL IN

Florida


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

643k

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:

75%

Keeping kids safe and out of trouble

82%

Giving working parents peace of mind

71%

Engaging kids in STEM learning

82%

Helping kids build
life skills

88%

Providing kids physical activity

Florida parents strongly support afterschool

89%

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

$74,693,924

in federal funds support 21st CCLC programs statewide

Afterschool Alliance's Proposed Budget

FY 20242

$116,824,916

in federal funds could support 21st CCLC programs statewide

Afterschool Alliance's Proposed Budget vs. FY2023 Omnibus

FY 2024

+$42,130,992

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 Florida

  • 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 Florida, 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 Florida.
  • 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 Florida.

Florida 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.

Lili Murphy
Florida Afterschool Network
111 North Gadsden Street
Suite 300
Tallahassee, FL 32301
lmurphy@flafterschool.com
http://flafterschool.com

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Kwamara Thompson
Tec Talk Solve
11111 Biscayne Blvd #315
Miami, FL 33181
kthompson@tectalksolve.com

Ambassador Emeritus
Suzette Harvey
Prime Time Palm Beach County
2300 High Ridge Road, Suite 330
Boynton Beach, FL 33426
561-732-8066
sharvey@primetimepbc.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Robert Hill
Greater Miami/Ft. Lauderdale American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
4000 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, FL 33021
954-364-5007
robert.hill@heart.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Jenn Faber
Florida Alliance of Children's Councils & Trusts/ Florida Grade-Level Reading Campaign
1203 Governors Square Blvd, Suite 102
Tallahassee, FL 32301
jfaber@facct.com

Ambassador Emeritus
Debra Ballinger
R’Club Child Care, Inc.
4140 49th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL 33709
727-578-5437
dballinger@rclub.net

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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