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.

Unmet demand for afterschool and summer programs in Kentucky is high

112k

In 2019, 111,884 children (16%) would have been enrolled in a summer program if one were available to them.

Afterschool programs are supporting kids and families in Kentucky

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

74%

Keeping kids safe and out of trouble

85%

Giving working parents peace of mind

53%

Engaging kids in STEM learning

77%

Helping kids build
life skills

83%

Providing kids physical activity

Kentucky parents strongly support afterschool

83%

of parents support public funding for afterschool

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

TODAY

FY 2023

$20,078,693

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

Learn more about 21st Century Community Learning Centers

Learn More about Afterschool in 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
295 Prince Royal Drive
Berea, KY 40403
thaggard@savechildren.org
https://kyoutofschoolalliance.org

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Terry Spurlock
Catlettsburg, KY Teresaspurlock549@gmail.com

Ambassador Emeritus
Leslie Spears
Kentucky Department of Education
300 Sower Blvd.
Frankfort, KY 40601
502-564-1473
leslie.spears@education.ky.gov

Ambassador Emeritus
Karen Lee
Nelson County Schools
288 Wildcat Lane
Bardstown, KY 40004
502-349-7000 x2306
drkarenlee@outlook.com

Ambassador Emeritus
Tom Haggard
Kentucky Out-of-School Alliance
295 Prince Royal Drive
Berea, KY 40403
859-986-3901
thaggard@savechildren.org

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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