Afterschool in Your State

A clearing house of information on afterschool across the country

Drill down into afterschool numbers, developments, resources and more in all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia. 

Networks of afterschool program providers and advocates are already working or forming in several states across the county to push for quality, affordable afterschool programs for all youth. Use the map below to navigate to find out about all things afterschool in your state. Explore facts and figures on how children in your state spend their hours after school; state policy and funding information; afterschool champions and voices; and contacts in your state that can be a great resource to help guide your afterschool efforts.

Afterschool in in Georgia

Facts & Research

  • In Georgia, 18% (317,324) of K-12 youth are responsible for taking care of themselves after school.
  • Of all Georgia children not currently enrolled in afterschool, 40% (590,278) would be likely to participate IF an afterschool program were available in their community.
  • 90% of parents in Georgia are satisfied with the afterschool program their child attends.
  • 16% (282,453) of Georgia's K-12 children participate in afterschool programs, including 38,387 kids in programs supported by the U.S. Department of Education's 21st Century Community Learning Centers initiative, the only federal program dedicated to afterschool.

For afterschool participation and funding levels in Georgia, refer to the Afterschool in Georgia Fact Sheet.

Explore America After 3PM for even more research on afterschool programs in Georgia.


State Policy and Funding

In FY2009, Georgia made a total of $14 million available to its Division of Family and Children Services in the Department of Human Services for grants to school- and community-based afterschool programs. The funding includes an allocation of $10 million from its federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funds and $4 million from state revenues. This funding serves 23,000 low income and foster youth in Georgia.

Check out the State Policy section of our website for state-specific data and ideas for developing and advancing afterschool policy at the state level.

State Network

Your statewide afterschool network has a webpage with useful resources and policy updates:

Supplemental Educational Services

Interested in running an afterschool tutoring program? Find information on the application process and selection criteria for Supplemental Educational Services (SES) providers in your state here.

Afterschool Champions & Voices

Georgia has champions across the state leading the fight to ensure that all children have access to safe and enriching afterschool programs.

Afterschool Caucus

On March 3, 2005, members of Congress established the first-ever Afterschool Caucus in both the Senate and the House of Representatives in order to build support for afterschool programs and increase resources for quality afterschool care. The following elected officials from Georgia participate in their chamber's Afterschool Caucus:

House Rep. John Lewis (D-GA)


Selected from some of the most effective afterschool programs and advocacy organizations in the nation, the Afterschool Ambassadors work every day to help keep kids safe, inspire children to learn and help working families. They know firsthand the barriers and benefits that communities face in making afterschool available to all children and are a great resource for programs throughout Georgia. Here is a list of past and present ambassadors in your state:

Ambassador Emeritus
Ernestine Ramsey
A. J. McClung YMCA
1175 Martin L. King, Jr., Blvd.
Columbus, PrimaryState 31906

Ambassador Emeritus
Christopher Stacy
Georgia Coastal Youth Inc
P.O. Box 368
Riceboro, PrimaryState 31323
(912) 884-3371 ext 7359

Ambassador Emeritus
Mindy DiSalvo
Georgia Tech Research Institute
75 5th Street, Suite 600
Atlanta, PrimaryState 30332-0871

Ambassador Emeritus
Tina Fleming
Gwinnett Co. Parks & Rec Operations
75 Langley Dr
Lawrenceville, PrimaryState 30045-6935
(770) 822-8875

Quick Quotes

What leaders are saying in Georgia:

Employers across Georgia are looking for employees with high-level skills, including the ability to work in teams and approach complex problems in innovative ways. Afterschool programs allow students to explore their interests and apply their school-day learning in new ways - ways that strengthen their knowledge and skills and boost their employability.

Ann Cramer
Director of IBM Corporate Community Relations, North America

Through after-school and enrichment programs supported by vital business partners...we will be able to help transform young boys and girls into strong men and women.

Kasim Reed
Mayor, City of Georgia

Afterschool Storybook

America's Afterschool Storybook tells the stories of people and communities transformed by afterschool programs. Read more inspiring stories from America's Afterschool Storybook from people across the country.

State Contact

Katie Kross Landes
Program Manager
Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network
Atlanta, GA 30303