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 Montana

Facts & Research

  • In Montana, 23% (33,479) of K-12 youth are responsible for taking care of themselves after school.
  • Of all Montana children not currently enrolled in afterschool, 38% (49,273) would be likely to participate IF an afterschool program were available in their community.
  • 93% of parents in Montana are satisfied with the afterschool program their child attends.
  • 13% (18,814) of Montana's K-12 children participate in afterschool programs, including 5,632 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 Montana, refer to the Afterschool in Montana Fact Sheet.

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


State Policy and Funding

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services made grants of up to $5,000 to more than 80 afterschool programs statewide in during the 2011 fiscal year. The $475,000 Montana Out-of-School Time (MOST) Grant fund was supported by TANF direct funds and CCDF school-age targeted funds. Grant funds could be used for program improvements or operations and were available to the full spectrum of afterschool programs including licensed centers and school-based, youth development and mentoring programs.

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 state does not currently have an afterschool network, but see "State Contact" below for a helpful resource that can help guide afterschool efforts in Montana.

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

Montana 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 Montana participate in their chamber's Afterschool Caucus:

Your state has no elected officials in the Afterschool Caucus. Ask your Senators and Representative to show their support for afterschool programs by joining the Afterschool Caucuses.


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 Montana. Here is a list of past and present ambassadors in your state:

Ambassador Emeritus
Tim Brurud
Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line
PO Box 68 500 1st Ave
Havre, MT 59501-0068

Ambassador Emeritus
Rosie Buzzas
The Flagship Program
1325 Wyoming St
Missoula, MT 59801-1725

Quick Quotes

What leaders are saying in Montana:

[21st Century Community Learning Centers] help young people develop skills for living and working in the global economy such as working productively in teams, assuming personal responsibility, problem solving, communication with others and making healthy life choices...It's a great opportunity to help Montana students better prepare to compete and excel.

Denise Juneau
Office of Public Instruction Superintendent

State Contact

Montana Afterschool Alliance
PO Box 1952
Helena, MT 0624