AFTERSCHOOL IN

Louisiana


Afterschool programs in Louisiana 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 Louisiana is high

122k

In 2019, 122,212 children (16%) would have been enrolled in a summer program if one were available to them.

Afterschool programs are supporting kids and families in Louisiana

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

71%

Keeping kids safe and out of trouble

85%

Helping kids build life skills

81%

Giving working parents peace of mind

77%

Engaging in STEM learning

Louisiana parents strongly support afterschool

82%

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 2021

25,669*

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

$25,669,404

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2022

27,727

kids served in Louisiana

$27,726,705

to Louisiana

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.

Learn More about Afterschool in Louisiana

Louisiana 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.

Andrew Ganucheau
Louisiana Center for Afterschool Learning
412 North 4th Street
Suite 240
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
225-383-3844
aganuch@latech.edu
http://www.louisianaafterschool.org/

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Gaylynne Mack
Big Buddy Program
1415 Main St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802-4664
(225)388-9737
gmack@bigbuddyprogram.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Patricia Johnson
Monroe City Schools
2006 Tower Drive
Monroe, LA 71201
(318) 387-6511 ext. 5007
johnson.patricia@mcschools.net

Ambassador Emeritus
Cyndi Nguyen
Vietnamese Initiatives in Economic Training(VIET)
13435 Granville Street
New Orleans, LA 70129
(504) 255-1412
cyndi@vietno.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Richard Bates
YOUNG AUDIENCES OF LOUISIANA
3900 General Taylor, Suite 201
New Orleans, LA 70125
(504) 523-3525, x4
richard@ya4la.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Samuel Trevathan
Kids Orchestra
P.O. Box 788
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
(225) 922-4656
strevathan@kidsorchestra.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:

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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