AFTERSCHOOL IN

Nebraska


Afterschool programs in Nebraska 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.

21st Century Community Learning Centers are the only federally funded before-school, afterschool, and summer learning programs.
President Trump's proposed FY2021 budget eliminates it.
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TODAY

FY 2020

6,123*

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

$6,123,398

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2021

0

kids served in Nebraska

$0

to Nebraska

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.

Nebraska parents strongly support afterschool:

77%

support public funding for afterschool

64%

say afterschool helps them keep their jobs

56%

say afterschool excites kids about learning

59%

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

The need for programs far exceeds the funding available.

Among Nebraska's K-12 students:

57,201

are enrolled in afterschool

81,887

are waiting for an available program

71,983

are alone and unsupervised after school

Learn more about afterschool in Nebraska

New Data: From a Time of Risk to a Time of Opportunity

A report by Fight Crime: Invest in Kids finds that afterschool programs play a vital role in turning the hours between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. into a time of opportunity for our young people, with the 70% drop in juvenile crime corresponding with the rise in availability of afterschool opportunities across the country.

Learn what the peak time for juvenile crime is in Nebraska, as well as how when schools are closed but many parents are still on the job, afterschool programs are keeping kids safe, inspiring them to learn, and giving working parents peace of mind.Download the fact sheet for Nebraska

Download the fact sheet for Nebraska

Nebraska Contacts

NETWORK
AMBASSADORS
CAUCUS
VISTA

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

Jeff Cole
Beyond School Bells
215 Centennial Mall South, Suite 200
Lincoln, NE 68508
402-477-6422
info@nebraskachildren.org
http://www.beyondschoolbells.org/

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Dayna Krannawitter
Arnold Community Learning Center
5000 Mike Scholl Street
Lincoln, NE 68524
(402) 436-1120 ext. 5
dkranna@lps.org

Ambassador Emeritus
GWYNETTE WILLIAMS
Collective for Youth
105 North 31st Ave Suite 103
Omaha, NE 68131
(402) 932-2025 x 1002

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:

Afterschool STEM Expansion

STEM Afterschool Expansion VISTAs expand access to high-quality afterschool programs that focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

  • Gavin Peterman - Beyond School Bells Nebraska (Lincoln, NE)

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