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 Nebraska

Facts & Research

  • In Nebraska, 22% (71,983) of K-12 youth are responsible for taking care of themselves after school.
  • Of all Nebraska children not currently enrolled in afterschool, 31% (81,887) would be likely to participate IF an afterschool program were available in their community.
  • 97% of parents in Nebraska are satisfied with the afterschool program their child attends.
  • 18% (57,201) of Nebraska'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 Nebraska, refer to the Afterschool in Nebraska Fact Sheet.

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


State Policy and Funding

The development of Core Competencies for Afterschool and Youth Development Professionals has provided afterschool programs with an important resource to identify and support elements of quality among afterschool staff.  Developed by a diverse array of afterschool stakeholders from across the state, the competencies will be used by a variety of audiences, including local policy makers, to enhance the quality of local afterschool 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 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

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

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Collective for Youth
105 North 31st Ave Suite 103
Omaha, NE 68131
(402) 932-2025 x1002

Quick Quotes

What leaders are saying in Nebraska:

The State of Nebraska has provided significant leadership in the area of community involvement in the education and well-being of our youth, grounded in the principle that quality afterschool programs are key to helping our children become successful adults. October 10, 2007, Arizona City News

Dave Heineman
Governor of Nebraska

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State Contact

Jeff Cole
Beyond School Bells
215 Centennial Mall South, Suite 200
Lincoln, NE 68508