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 Hawaii

Facts & Research

  • In Hawaii, 17% (36,474) of K-12 youth are responsible for taking care of themselves after school.
  • Of all Hawaii children not currently enrolled in afterschool, 38% (59,057) would be likely to participate IF an afterschool program were available in their community.
  • 89% of parents in Hawaii are satisfied with the afterschool program their child attends.
  • 26% (54,184) of Hawaii's K-12 children participate in afterschool programs, including 5,632 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 Hawaii, refer to the Afterschool in Hawaii Fact Sheet.

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


State Policy and Funding

Established in 1990 by the Hawaii Department of Education, the state's After-School Plus (A+) Program provides afterschool care-including homework assistance, enrichment activities and supervised recreational activities-until 5:30 p.m. each school day at more than 190 participating schools. Currently, the program is supported by $6 million in state general funds, and the current agreement provides for a payment of $85/month for each eligible child. Elementary-school-age children whose parents work, attend school or are in job-training programs are eligible to participate. For more information, see

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

Hawaii 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 Hawaii participate in their chamber's Afterschool Caucus:

Your state has no elected officials in the Afterschool Caucus. Ask your Senators and Representative to show their support for afterschool programs by joining the Afterschool Caucuses.


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 Hawaii. Here is a list of past and present ambassadors in your state:

Ambassador Emeritus
Ft Shafter Youth Center SAS Program
240 Montgomery Drive Building351
Fort Shafter, PrimaryState 96858
(808) 438-1487

Ambassador Emeritus
Paula Adams
Hawaii Afterschool Alliance
841 Bishop Street, Suite 301
Honolulu, PrimaryState 96813
(808) 380-1602

Quick Quotes

What leaders are saying in Hawaii:

These [quality afterschool] programs offer a safe environment and keiki who attend are shown to do better in school overall.

Mazie Hirono
U.S. House of Representatives (2nd)

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State Contact

Paula Adams
Network Lead
Hawaii Afterschool Alliance
841 Bishop Street, Suite 301
Honolulu, HI 96813