AFTERSCHOOL IN

Massachusetts


Afterschool programs in Massachusetts keep kids safe, boost student success, and help parents keep their jobs. Kids achieve more, productivity goes up, and risky behaviors go down.

Massachusetts parents strongly support afterschool:

89%

support public funding for afterschool

81%

say afterschool helps them keep their jobs

66%

say afterschool excites kids about learning

73%

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

The need for programs far exceeds the funding available.

Among Massachusetts's K-12 students:

196,562

are enrolled in afterschool

362,312

are waiting for an available program

213,966

are alone and unsupervised after school

Learn more about afterschool in Massachusetts

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

TODAY

FY 2017

18,723*

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

$18,723,310

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2018

0

kids served in Massachusetts

$0

to Massachusetts

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.

Massachusetts Contacts

NETWORK
AMBASSADORS
CAUCUS

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

Ardith Wieworka
Massachusetts Afterschool Partnership
128A Tremont Street, Suite 4F
Boston, MA 02108
617-338-0040
awieworka@massafterschool.org
http://www.massafterschool.org

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Jennifer Reth
Jennifer Reth
244 Essex St
Salem, MA 01970-3434
978-740-5437
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
Karen Steele
Partnership for Community Schools in Malden
238 Highland Ave
Malden, MA 02148-6431
781-397-7320
Send email

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:

Rep Richard Neal (D-MA)

Rep Stephen Lynch (D-MA)

Rep Jim McGovern (D-MA)

TAKE ACTION!

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