AFTERSCHOOL IN

New Mexico


Afterschool programs in New Mexico 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.

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 New Mexico, 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 New Mexico

Download the fact sheet for New Mexico

New Mexico parents strongly support afterschool:

91%

support public funding for afterschool

75%

say afterschool helps them keep their jobs

64%

say afterschool excites kids about learning

72%

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

The need for programs far exceeds the funding available.

Among New Mexico's K-12 students:

70,841

are enrolled in afterschool

90,659

are waiting for an available program

71,532

are alone and unsupervised after school

Learn more about afterschool in New Mexico

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

TODAY

FY 2019

9,728*

of kids enrolled in New Mexico afterschool attend a 21st CCLC program

$9,728,302

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2020

0

kids served in New Mexico

$0

to New Mexico

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.

Looking for an afterschool program? Your state network has a listing of programs. Click here to view the list

New Mexico 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.

May Sagbakken
New Mexico Out-of-School Time Network
Explora Children's Museum and Science Center 1701 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
505-224-8324
msagbakken@explora.us
http://www.nmost.org/

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

Ambassador for 2019-20
Melinda Franco
Lovington Youth Center
115 W Avenue O
Lovington, NM 88260
575-396-0503
mfranco@lovington.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Flo Trujillo
Farmington Public Library
2101 Farmington Ave
Farmington, NM 87401-7903
(505) 599-1261
flotrujillonm@gmail.com

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:

Sen Tom Udall (D-NM)

For the past 7 years, the Afterschool Alliance has been a proud sponsor organization for national AmeriCorps VISTA projects, supporting State Afterschool Networks and STEM Ecosystems to increase the access to and quality of enrichment opportunities for youth.

Currently there are no Afterschool VISTA locations in your state.

TAKE ACTION!

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