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AFTERSCHOOL IN

Kentucky


Afterschool programs in Kentucky 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.

21st Century Community Learning Centers are the only federally funded before-school, afterschool, and summer learning programs.
President Trump's proposed FY2021 budget eliminates it.
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TODAY

FY 2020

18,317*

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

$18,317,208

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2021

0

kids served in Kentucky

$0

to Kentucky

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.

Kentucky parents strongly support afterschool:

87%

support public funding for afterschool

73%

say afterschool helps them keep their jobs

60%

say afterschool excites kids about learning

66%

say afterschool reduces the likelihood that kids will engage in risky behavior

The need for programs far exceeds the funding available.

Among Kentucky's K-12 students:

104,693

are enrolled in afterschool

265,184

are waiting for an available program

126,622

are alone and unsupervised after school

Learn more about afterschool in Kentucky

New Data: From a Time of Risk to a Time of Opportunity

A report by Fight Crime: Invest in Kids finds that afterschool programs play a vital role in turning the hours between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. into a time of opportunity for our young people, with the 70% drop in juvenile crime corresponding with the rise in availability of afterschool opportunities across the country.

Learn what the peak time for juvenile crime is in Kentucky, as well as how when schools are closed but many parents are still on the job, afterschool programs are keeping kids safe, inspiring them to learn, and giving working parents peace of mind.Download the fact sheet for Kentucky

Download the fact sheet for Kentucky

The National Center for Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) in the Office of Child Care offers state level fact sheets on school-age child care funded through the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG). Click to view the information for Kentucky.

Kentucky Contacts

NETWORK
AMBASSADORS
CAUCUS
VISTA

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

Tom Haggard
Kentucky Out-of-School Alliance
(859) 986-3901 ext. 9295
thaggard@savechildren.org
http://www.kyoutofschoolalliance.org/

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Karen (West) Lee
Nelson County Schools
288 Wildcat Lane
Bardstown, KY 40004
(502) 349-7000
drkarenlee@outlook.com

Ambassador Emeritus
Leslie Spears
Starting Gate
1818 Versailles Road
Lexington, KY 40504
(859) 252-8648
lspears@raceforeducation.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Terry Spurlock
WOW Program 21 CCLC , Catlettsburg Elem, Boyd County Schools
3348 Court St
Catlettsburg, KY 41129-1108
(606) 739-5515 x258
terry.spurlock@boyd.kyschools.us

Ambassador Emeritus
Tom Haggard
Kentucky Out-of-School Alliance
295 Prince Royal Drive
Berea, KY 40403
(859) 986-3901

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:

Afterschool Sustainability

Afterschool Sustainability VISTAs increase increase the accessibility and quality of afterschool and summer learning programs.

  • Stephanie Barker - Kentucky Out-of-School Alliance (Frankfort, KY)

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