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 Nevada

Facts & Research

  • In Nevada, 22% (98,091) of K-12 youth are responsible for taking care of themselves after school.
  • Of all Nevada children not currently enrolled in afterschool, 39% (135,210) would be likely to participate IF an afterschool program were available in their community.
  • 92% of parents in Nevada are satisfied with the afterschool program their child attends.
  • 24% (106,228) of Nevada's K-12 children participate in afterschool programs, including 8,789 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 Nevada, refer to the Afterschool in Nevada Fact Sheet.

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


State Policy and Funding

Nevada State Code Chapter 353 provides a two year period for a task force of experts to review out-of-school time (OST) programs and determine the most appropriate standards for programs that serve school-age youth (K-12) as well as the best way to implement those standards; through the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Education, or another state entity. During this two-year period, OST programs will receive a temporary exemption from the child care facility definition, which would be re-evaluated upon receiving recommendations from the task force. Programs can also voluntarily pilot test the standards with a resource and referral agency. It is expected that during the 2013 legislative session, Nevada will create a quality standards task force to make licensing recommendations.

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

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

Ambassador Emeritus
9999 W. Katie Avenue Unit 1096
Las Vegas, NV 89147

Quick Quotes

What leaders are saying in Nevada:

We must continue to fund local after school programs that give children a safe environment when the school day ends...Making sure our children have a safe environment they can go to when the school day is over is critical. These are programs we must continue to fund, even as government looks to tighten its belt. Im proud to have delivered hundreds of thousands of dollars for after school programs in Nevada, and will continue to help our communities fund these programs in the future.

Harry Reid
U.S. Senate

Afterschool Storybook

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State Contact

Cynthia R. Freeman, Ph.D.
Nevada Afterschool Network