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 in New Mexico

Facts & Research

  • In New Mexico, 21% (71,532) of K-12 youth are responsible for taking care of themselves after school.
  • Of all New Mexico children not currently enrolled in afterschool, 33% (90,659) would be likely to participate IF an afterschool program were available in their community.
  • 92% of parents in New Mexico are satisfied with the afterschool program their child attends.
  • 21% (70,841) of New Mexico's K-12 children participate in afterschool programs, including 8,813 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.

For afterschool participation and funding levels in New Mexico, refer to the Afterschool in New Mexico Fact Sheet.

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


State Policy and Funding

In past years New Mexico has successfully secured state funding to support afterschool programs. However, in an effort to balance the state budget, funding was zeroed out by the Legislature in 2011. The Legislature also passed a bill to establish a fund for full service community schools that would have supported afterschool programs, however the bill was vetoed by Gov. Susana Martinez. The governor is now leading the New Mexico Children's Cabinet, which includes afterschool as part of its agenda.

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 Mexico 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 Mexico participate in their chamber's Afterschool Caucus:

Senate Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM)


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

Ambassador Emeritus:
Middle School Cluster Initiative (MSCI)
505 Marquette NE
14th Floor
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Ambassador Emeritus:
New Mexico State University
Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Service
1510 Menaul NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107

Ambassador Emeritus:
Farmington Public Library
2101 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, NM 87401

Quick Quotes

What leaders are saying in New Mexico:

We have an obligation to our children to make sure that their learning environment is as safe and healthy as possible. I support finding resources to renovate school buildings, improving school nutrition and physical education standards and programs, supporting after-school activities and encouraging schools to be part of the fabric of a community.

Tom Udall
U.S. Senate

Afterschool Storybook

America's Afterschool Storybook tells the stories of people and communities transformed by afterschool programs. Read more inspiring stories from America's Afterschool Storybook from people across the country.

State Contact

Yvonne Zenga
New Mexico Afterschool Alliance
MOTT Afterschool Coordinator
New Mexico Public Education Department
120 South Federal Place, Room 206
Santa Fe, NM 87501