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 2021

69,342*

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

$69,342,117

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2022

74,900

kids served in Florida

$74,899,620

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.

Learn More about Afterschool in 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
Debra Ballinger
R’Club Child Care, Inc.
4140 49th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL 33709
727-578-5437
dballinger@rclub.net

Ambassador Emeritus
Laurie Bourdon
Duval County Public Schools
1701 Prudential Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32207
904-739-4868
bourdonl@duvalschools.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Jenn Faber
Florida Alliance of Children's Councils & Trusts/ Florida Grade-Level Reading Campa
1126 Lee Avenue, Suite B
Tallahassee , FL 32303
jfaber@facct.com

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
Nicole Carter
City of Hallandale Beach-Hepburn Center Afterschool Tutorial Enrichment Program
1000 NW 8th Avenue
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
954-479-2989
ncarter@cohb.org

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
Justin Pinn
The Possibility Company
Miami, FL jpinn@possibilitycompany.com

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

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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