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 Idaho

Facts & Research

  • In Idaho, 19% (54,797) of K-12 youth are responsible for taking care of themselves after school.
  • Of all Idaho children not currently enrolled in afterschool, 42% (111,583) would be likely to participate IF an afterschool program were available in their community.
  • 90% of parents in Idaho are satisfied with the afterschool program their child attends.
  • 8% (23,361) of Idaho'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.

*—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.

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

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


State Policy and Funding

Idaho's State Training and Registry System (IdahoSTARS) was launched by the Department of Health and Welfare in July 2003 using Child Care and Development Block Grant resource and referral and school-age targeted funds. Administered by the Center on Disabilities and Human Development at the University of Idaho and the Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children, IdahoSTARS encompasses both a professional development career lattice for providers as well as resource and referral services for parents. Professional development training is offered at nine career levels, ranging from pre-professional through doctorate, and focuses on four areas of competency, one of which is school-age care. The state is also developing a compensation component to the program. Incentives are expected to include stipends and scholarships for providers to attend training; bonuses for advancing to higher career levels; and grants for providers to design course offerings, purchase educational materials, or develop lending libraries to disseminate resources. While school-age care is embedded, there is no specific focus on how school-age care needs are different from early care. 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

Idaho 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 Idaho participate in their chamber's Afterschool Caucus:

House Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID)


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

Ambassador for 2016-17
Lissa Hall
Mountain Home AFB Youth Programs
580 5th Ave.
MHAFB, ID 83648
(208) 828-4428

Quick Quotes

What leaders are saying in Idaho:

Parents worry about unsupervised children, and that's bad for employers. Afterschool programs aren't a cure-all, but they can be a big help.

Butch Otter

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

Marie Hattaway
Idaho Afterschool Network
1607 W. Jefferson St.
Boise, ID 83702