AFTERSCHOOL IN

Mississippi


Afterschool programs in Mississippi keep kids safe, boost student success, and help parents keep their jobs. Kids achieve more, productivity goes up, and risky behaviors go down.

Mississippi parents strongly support afterschool:

82%

support public funding for afterschool

68%

say afterschool helps them keep their jobs

64%

say afterschool excites kids about learning

67%

say afterschool reduces the likelihood that kids will engage in risky behavior

The need for programs far exceeds the funding available.

Among Mississippi's K-12 students:

82,754

are enrolled in afterschool

217,663

are waiting for an available program

88,960

are alone and unsupervised after school

Learn more about afterschool in Mississippi

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

TODAY

FY 2017

14,937*

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

$14,937,483

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2018

0

kids served in Mississippi

$0

to Mississippi

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.

Mississippi Contacts

NETWORK
AMBASSADORS
CAUCUS

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

Amber May
1711 Bailey Avenue
Jackson , MS 39283-1223
601.353.6336
amay@operationshoestring.org

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Heather Lacoste
Heather Lacoste
327 Longwood Drive
Meridian, MS 39305
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
LORRIE DAVIS
LORRIE DAVIS
108 Asbury Park Road
Pearl, MS 39208

Ambassador Emeritus
Jannette Adams
Mississippi Valley State University
P.O. Box 1308
Columbus, MS 39705
(662) 254-3747
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
Amber May
Operation Shoestring
1711 Bailey Avenue
Jackson, MS 39203
(601) 353-6336
Send email

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 Bennie Thompson (D-MS)

Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS)

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