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

81%

Giving working parents peace of mind

77%

Engaging kids in STEM learning

85%

Helping kids build
life skills

82%

Providing kids physical activity

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 20231

$25,790,973

in federal funds support 21st CCLC programs statewide

Afterschool Alliance's Proposed Budget

FY 20242

$40,338,331

in federal funds could support 21st CCLC programs statewide

Afterschool Alliance's Proposed Budget vs. FY2023 Omnibus

FY 2024

+$14,547,358

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 Louisiana

  • 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 Louisiana, 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 Louisiana.
  • 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 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
aganuch@latech.edu
https://laafterschool.weebly.com

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

Ambassador for 2024
Aaron Frumin
unCommon Construction
PO Box 791438
New Orleans, LA 70119
504-321-1588
info@uncommonconstruction.org

Ambassador for 2024
Yashica Newby
Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Louisiana
8281 Goodwood Blvd., Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
225-733-1473
yashica@bgcmetrolouisiana.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Samuel Trevathan
Kids' Orchestra
619 Jefferson Hwy Suite 1A
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
225-922-4656 x103
strevathan@kidsorchestra.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Patricia Johnson
Monroe City Schools
2006 Tower Drive
Monroe, LA 71201
318-387-6511 x5007
johnson.patricia@mcschools.net

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
Gaylynne Mack
Big Buddy Program
1415 Main Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
225-388-9737
gmack@bigbuddyprogram.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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