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 20231

$19,991,476

in federal funds support 21st CCLC programs statewide

Afterschool Alliance's Proposed Budget

FY 20242

$31,267,637

in federal funds could support 21st CCLC programs statewide

Afterschool Alliance's Proposed Budget vs. FY2023 Omnibus

FY 2024

+$11,276,161

more in federal funds could support 21st CCLC programs statewide compared to FY2023

  1. FY2023 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. This amount also reflects the President's FY2024 budget, which proposes flat funding for 21st CLCC and would be neither an increase nor a decrease compared to the FY 2023 Omnibus Appropriations Bill.
  2. Afterschool Alliance proposed $750 million increase to the FY2023 Omnibus Appropriations Bill/President's FY2024 Proposed Budget.

Learn More about Afterschool in Kentucky

  • 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.
  • National Center for Afterschool and Summer Enrichment: 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
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 for 2024
Beth Wiseman
Learning Grove
333 Madison Ave.
Covington, KY 41011
513-335-9603
bwiseman@learning-grove.org

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Terry Spurlock
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
Chris Francis
Kentucky/West Virginia YMCA State Alliance
10679 Mountain Laurel Way
Union, KY 41091
513-526-0029
chris.francis@yalliance.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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