AFTERSCHOOL IN

Florida


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

Florida parents strongly support afterschool:

89%

support public funding for afterschool

84%

say afterschool helps them keep their jobs

65%

say afterschool excites kids about learning

77%

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

The need for programs far exceeds the funding available.

Among Florida's K-12 students:

627,430

are enrolled in afterschool

1,031,509

are waiting for an available program

541,481

are alone and unsupervised after school

Learn more about afterschool in Florida

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

TODAY

FY 2017

62,998*

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

$62,998,359

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2018

0

kids served in Florida

$0

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.

Florida 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.

Florida Afterschool Network
111 N. Gadsden Street, Suite 300
Tallahassee, FL 32301
850-402-5437
http://www.myfan.org

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

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

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

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Jackie Francisco
Jackie Francisco
825 Woodsage Lane
Merritt Island, FL 32953
(321) 960-3229
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
Debra Ballinger
R'Club
4140 49th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL 33709
727-578-5437
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
Robert Hill Jr.
YMCA of Broward County
900 SE 3rd Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
(954) 907-7054
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:

Rep Alcee Hastings (D-FL)

Rep Kathy Castor (D-FL)

Rep Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)

Rep Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)

TAKE ACTION!

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