Afterschool programs in Indiana keep kids safe, inspire learning, and give working parents peace of mind. Kids discover who they are and what they love to do, make smart choices, and avoid risky behaviors.

Unmet demand for afterschool and summer programs in Indiana is high


In 2019, 229,165 children (20%) would have been enrolled in a summer program if one were available to them.

Afterschool programs are supporting kids and families in Indiana

Kids in afterschool enjoy a wide range of benefits, and parents and families benefit too:


Keeping kids safe and out of trouble


Helping kids build life skills


Giving working parents peace of mind


Engaging in STEM learning

Indiana parents strongly support afterschool


of parents support public funding for afterschool

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


FY 2021


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


in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide


FY 2022


kids served in Indiana


to Indiana

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.

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Indiana Contacts


The statewide afterschool network is working to ensure that all kids have access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs.

Lakshmi Hasanadka
Indiana Afterschool Network
445 N Pennsylvania St.
Suite 945
Indianapolis, IN 46204

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Desiree Frederick
Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County
608 E. State Street
Huntington, IN 46750

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

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 Andre Carson (D-IN)

For the past 7 years, the Afterschool Alliance has been a proud sponsor organization for national AmeriCorps VISTA projects, supporting State Afterschool Networks and STEM Ecosystems to increase the access to and quality of enrichment opportunities for youth.

Currently there are no Afterschool VISTA locations in your state.


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