Afterschool in Your State

A clearing house of information on afterschool across the country

Drill down into afterschool numbers, developments, resources, and more in all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia. 

Networks of afterschool program providers and advocates are already working or forming in several states across the county to push for quality, affordable afterschool programs for all youth. Use the map below to navigate to find out about all things afterschool in your state. Explore facts and figures on how children in your state spend their hours after school; state policy and funding information; afterschool champions and voices; and contacts in your state that can be a great resource to help guide your afterschool efforts.

Afterschool in Michigan

Facts & Research

  • In Michigan, 23% (373,476) of K-12 youth are responsible for taking care of themselves after school.
  • Of all Michigan children not currently enrolled in afterschool, 44% (625,026) would be likely to participate IF an afterschool program were available in their community.
  • 88% of parents in Michigan are satisfied with the afterschool program their child attends.
  • 13% (210,386) of Michigan's K-12 children participate in afterschool programs, including 39,049 kids* in programs supported by the U.S. Department of Education's 21st Century Community Learning Centers initiative, the only federal program dedicated to afterschool.

*—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.

For afterschool participation and funding levels in Michigan, refer to the Afterschool in Michigan Fact Sheet.

Explore America After 3PM for even more research on afterschool programs in Michigan.


State Policy and Funding

In 2011, $3 million in TANF funds were directed to before- and afterschool efforts, which allowed 39 21st CCLC programs throughout the state to offer expanded summer programs. Michigan has also developed model standards and a self-assessment checklist for developing and evaluating out-of-school-time programs for K-8 children. The model standards are voluntary for all programs except those specifically mandated by their funding. Much of the afterschool progress in Michigan was initially prompted by a 2004 task force convened to develop a plan to ensure quality afterschool in the state.

Check out the State Policy section of our website for state-specific data and ideas for developing and advancing afterschool policy at the state level.

State Network

Your statewide afterschool network has a webpage with useful resources and policy updates:

Supplemental Educational Services

Interested in running an afterschool tutoring program? Find information on the application process and selection criteria for Supplemental Educational Services (SES) providers in your state here.

Afterschool Champions & Voices

Michigan has champions across the state leading the fight to ensure that all children have access to safe and enriching afterschool programs.

Afterschool Caucus

On March 3, 2005, members of Congress established the first-ever Afterschool Caucus in both the Senate and the House of Representatives in order to build support for afterschool programs and increase resources for quality afterschool care. The following elected officials from Michigan participate in their chamber's Afterschool Caucus:

House Rep. John Conyers (D-MI)

House Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI)

Senate Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)


Selected from some of the most effective afterschool programs and advocacy organizations in the nation, the Afterschool Ambassadors work every day to help keep kids safe, inspire children to learn and help working families. They know firsthand the barriers and benefits that communities face in making afterschool available to all children and are a great resource for programs throughout Michigan. Here is a list of past and present ambassadors in your state:

Ambassador for 2016-17
Maria Mitter
Eastern Michigan University
203 Boone Hall
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 612-2521

Ambassador Emeritus
Gazell Watkins-Mitchell
Omankane the Collective
7737 Kercheval
Detroit, MI 48213
(313) 342-3331

Quick Quotes

What leaders are saying in Michigan:

Quality afterschool programs provide safe, engaging and fun learning experiences to help children and youth develop their social, emotional, physical, cultural and academic skills.

Debbie Stabenow
U.S. Senate

Afterschool Storybook

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State Contact

Mary Sutton
Michigan After-School Partnership
330 Marshall Street, Suite 211
Lansing, MI 48912
517-371-4360 x2805