Afterschool programs in Massachusetts 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.
In 2019, 290,064 children (29%) would have been enrolled in a summer program if one were available to them.
Kids in afterschool enjoy a wide range of benefits, and parents and families benefit too:
Keeping kids safe and out of trouble
Giving working parents peace of mind
Engaging kids in STEM learning
Providing kids physical activity
of parents support public funding for afterschool
in federal funds support 21st CCLC programs statewide
in federal funds could support 21st CCLC programs statewide
more in federal funds could support 21st CCLC programs statewide compared to FY2023
The statewide afterschool network is working to ensure that all kids have access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs.
Massachusetts Afterschool Partnership
6 Beacon St
Boston, MA 2108
AMBASSADORS work to ensure that all kids have access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs.
Ambassador for 2022
Thompson Island Outward Bound
P.O. Box 127
Boston, MA 02127
45 Pauline Street
Winthrop, MA 02152
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)
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.