Afterschool programs in Michigan 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 Michigan is high


In 2019, 302,549 children (20%) would have been enrolled in a summer program if one were available to them.

Afterschool programs are supporting kids and families in Michigan

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


Keeping kids safe and out of trouble


Helping kids build life skills


Giving working parents peace of mind


Engaging in STEM learning

Michigan parents strongly support afterschool


of parents support public funding for afterschool

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


FY 2021


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


in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide


FY 2022


kids served in Michigan


to Michigan

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.

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Michigan Contacts


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

Erin Skene-Pratt
Michigan After-School Partnership
330 Marshall St
Suite 211
Lansing, MI 48912

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Willie Buford
Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce - YouthQuest
519 Saginaw St., Suite #200
Flint, MI 48502

Ambassador Emeritus
Trevor Davies
Forum for Youth Investment, David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality
5872 Simon Ct. SW
Wyoming, MI 49418

Ambassador Emeritus
Maria Mitter
Wayne-Westland Community Schools
36745 Marquette
Westland, MI 48185

Ambassador Emeritus
Gazell Watkins-Mitchell
Omankane: The Collective
38212 N. Rickham
Westland, MI 48221
(313) 342-3331

Ambassador Emeritus
Rebecca Idzikowski
Clare-Gladwin RESD
4041 East Mannsididng Road
Clare, MI 48617
(989) 386-8673

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 Dan Kildee (D-MI)

Sen Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)

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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