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 Kansas

Facts & Research

  • In Kansas, 19% (91,728) of K-12 youth are responsible for taking care of themselves after school.
  • Of all Kansas children not currently enrolled in afterschool, 31% (132,731) would be likely to participate IF an afterschool program were available in their community.
  • 70% of parents in Kansas are satisfied with the afterschool program their child attends.
  • 14% (70,407) of Kansas's K-12 children participate in afterschool programs, including 7,775 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 Kansas, refer to the Afterschool in Kansas Fact Sheet.

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


State Policy and Funding

Kansas has developed afterschool quality guidelines and Core Competencies for Youth Development Professionals, both of which are intended to help programs with self-assessment and continuous improvement. Additionally, all funds Kansas receives from tobacco sales within the state are deposited into the Kansas Endowment for Youth Fund, which enhances and expands children's programs, including afterschool.

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

Kansas 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 Kansas participate in their chamber's Afterschool Caucus:

Senate Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS)


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

Ambassador Emeritus
Kim Chappelow-Lee
Johnson County Park Recreation District
6501 Antioch Road
Merriam, KS 66202
(913) 831-3355

Ambassador Emeritus
Angela Henry
300 South Jefferson
Iola, KS 66749
(620) 365-4780

Ambassador Emeritus
Debra Mikulka
Washburn University
1700 SW College Ave. Garvey Hall Room 233
Topeka, KS 66621
(785) 670-1403

Quick Quotes

What leaders are saying in Kansas:

My passion for afterschool comes from many years of experience working with our Kansas youth and recognizing the potential that afterschool hours bring for youth development and advancement.

Laura Kelly
Senator, State of Kansas

State Contact

Marcia Dvorak
Kansas Enrichment Network
1122 West Campus Road, JRP 320
Lawrence, KS 66045