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.
In 2019, 43,922 children (23%) 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.
Maine Afterschool Network
12 East Chestnut St.
Augusta, ME 4330
AMBASSADORS work to ensure that all kids have access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs.
856 Brighton Ave.
Portland, ME 04102
Portland Community Squash
66 Noyes Street
Portland, ME 04103
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.