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 Indiana

Facts & Research

  • In Indiana, 20% (220,573) of K-12 youth are responsible for taking care of themselves after school.
  • Of all Indiana children not currently enrolled in afterschool, 31% (308,914) would be likely to participate IF an afterschool program were available in their community.
  • 88% of parents in Indiana are satisfied with the afterschool program their child attends.
  • 11% (123,163) of Indiana's K-12 children participate in afterschool programs, including 20,038 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 Indiana, refer to the Afterschool in Indiana Fact Sheet.

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


State Policy and Funding

Funding sources for afterschool and school-age child care include: The Mitch's Kids POWER Hour program (approximately $1 million in TANF dollars), Afternoons R.O.C.K In Indiana (administered through the Division of Mental Health and Addiction - $6 million), Safe Haven Grants (approximately $1 million through the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute), and the Strengthening Families Grant (Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, approximately $1 million). Much of the investment in school-age child care comes from the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. The most recent TANF expenditure was approximately $37.2 million transferred to Indiana's Child Care Development Fund (CCDF), which serves 34,900 children and 18,600 families across Indiana.

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

Indiana 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 Indiana participate in their chamber's Afterschool Caucus:

House Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN)


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

Ambassador Emeritus
Brigitte Gurden
Boys & Girls Clubs of Lawrence County
2009 19th Street
Bedford, IN 47421

Ambassador Emeritus
Ben Johnson
Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation
1235 Central Park Drive East
Carmel, IN 46032

Ambassador Emeritus
Milele Kennedy
City of Indianapolis Department of Parks and Recreation
1502 W. 16th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 327-7466

Ambassador Emeritus
Dan Diehl
Diehl Evaluation and Consulting Services, Inc.
123 NW Fourth Street, Suite 518
Evansville, IN 47708-1717

Ambassador Emeritus
Don Kent
426 Springwood Drive
Carmel, IN 46032
(317) 340-4011

Ambassador Emeritus
Herb Higgin
Safe Harbor/Michigan City Area Schools
817 Lafayette Avenue
Michigan City, IN 46360
(219) 873-2026 x3

Quick Quotes

What leaders are saying in Indiana:

As Congress begins the process of updating No Child Left Behind, I believe it's important that we keep supporting afterschool programs like the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program.

John Donnelly
U.S. Senate

As a former school board member, I support South Bend's efforts to increase academic achievement, and I recognize the importance of fine arts and afterschool programs. US Fed News, September 25, 2007

Richard G. Lugar
U. S. Senator

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

Debbie Zipes
Indiana Afterschool Network
445 N. Pennsylvania St., Suite 945
Indianapolis, IN 46204