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 New Hampshire

Facts & Research

  • In New Hampshire, 22% (46,037) of K-12 youth are responsible for taking care of themselves after school.
  • Of all New Hampshire children not currently enrolled in afterschool, 36% (60,756) would be likely to participate IF an afterschool program were available in their community.
  • 96% of parents in New Hampshire are satisfied with the afterschool program their child attends.
  • 17% (35,302) of New Hampshire'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 New Hampshire, refer to the Afterschool in New Hampshire Fact Sheet.

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


State Policy and Funding

In 2008, New Hampshire enacted state policy to support an extended learning opportunties (ELO) iniative. The ELO initiative expands traditional high school classroom options beyond the regular school day; creates rigorous, relevant and personalized learning experiences for all students; and grants academic credit based on demonstration of mastery of course competencies. Funding currently comes from private sources. Credentials and an accompanying training, a professional development handbook, and a continuous improvement process for afterschool programs are all currently in place as efforts to improve quality. In addition, the state has established a partnership with the higher education community to develop degree and/or certificate programs; a Quality Rating and Information System (QRIS) is upcoming.

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

New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire participate in their chamber's Afterschool Caucus:

Senate Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)


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

Ambassador Emeritus
Christine Gingerella
Laconia School District Project EXTRA!
39 Harvard Street
Laconia, NH 03246
(603) 524-5710 x314

Ambassador Emeritus
Forrest Carter Jr.
Seabrook Adventure Zone
P.O Box 873
Seabrook, NH 03874
(603) 474-3332 x3

Quick Quotes

What leaders are saying in New Hampshire:

In NH, the 21st CCLC program and ELOs are leading the way, offering students new, engaging ways to acquire the skills, knowledge they need to succeed, both in school and in life.

Paul Leather
Deputy Commissioner, NH Department of Education

State Contact

Lynn Stanley
New Hampshire Afterschool Network
29 Commerce Drive
Bedford, NH 03110