Afterschool programs in Minnesota 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, 225,200 children (24%) 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.
1400 Van Buren St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
AMBASSADORS work to ensure that all kids have access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs.
Jenny Wright Collins
University YMCA and Beacons Network
1801 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55411
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 Betty McCollum (D-MN)
Sen Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Sen Tina Smith (D-MN)
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.