AFTERSCHOOL IN

Maine


Afterschool programs in Maine 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 Maine is high

44k

In 2019, 43,922 children (23%) would have been enrolled in a summer program if one were available to them.

Afterschool programs are supporting kids and families in Maine

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

75%

Keeping kids safe and out of trouble

84%

Helping kids build life skills

87%

Giving working parents peace of mind

70%

Engaging in STEM learning

Maine parents strongly support afterschool

88%

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

6,172*

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

$6,172,398

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2022

6,668

kids served in Maine

$6,667,589

to Maine

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 Maine

Maine 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.

Erin Frati
Maine AfterSchool Network
12 East Chestnut St.
Augusta, ME 4330
207-626-5037
frati@maineafterschool.org
http://www.maineafterschool.org/

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

Ambassador for 2019-20
Barrett Takesian
Portland Community Squash
66 Noyes Street
Portland, ME 4103
617-842-8023
barrett@pcsquash.com

Ambassador Emeritus
Jenn Carter
Lewiston 21st Century
36 Oak Street
Lewiston, ME 4240
207-212-6605
jcarter@lewistonpublicschools.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Charles Harrington
E.D.G.E. after school care
PO Box 428
Cherryfield, ME 4622
207-546-4466
charrington@seacoastmission.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Amy Pichette
Breakwater Learning
856 Brighton Ave.
Portland, ME 4102
(207) 772-8689
apichette@breakwaterlearning.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:

Rep Chellie Pingree (D-ME)

Sen Susan M Collins (R-ME)

Sen Angus King (I-ME)

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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