Afterschool programs in New York 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.
In 2019, 666,896 children (23%) would have been enrolled in a summer program if one were available to them.
Kids in afterschool enjoy a wide range of benefits, and parents and families benefit too:
Keeping kids safe and out of trouble
Giving working parents peace of mind
Engaging kids in STEM learning
Providing kids physical activity
of parents support public funding for afterschool
in federal funds support 21st CCLC programs statewide
in federal funds could support 21st CCLC programs statewide
more in federal funds could support 21st CCLC programs statewide compared to FY2023
The statewide afterschool network is working to ensure that all kids have access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs.
New York State Network for Youth Success
415 River Street
Troy, NY 12180
AMBASSADORS work to ensure that all kids have access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs.
Free Arts NYC
1431 Broadway, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10018
The Child Center of NY
118-35 Queens Boulevard, 6th Floor
Forest Hills, NY 11375
33 Laureldale Drive
Pittsford, NY 14534
THE POINT CDC
940 Garrison Avenue
Bronx, NY 10474
990 Pelham Parkway South
Bronx, NY 10461
Queens Community House
108-25 62nd Drive
Forest Hills, NY 11375
White Plains Youth Bureau After School Connection
11 Amherst Place
White Plains, NY 10601
Police Athletic League, Inc.
34 1/2 East 12th Street
New York, NY 10003
Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County
203 North Hamilton Street
Watertown, NY 13601
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:
Rep Brian Higgins (D-NY)
Rep Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)
Rep Greg Meeks (D-NY)
Rep Jose Serrano (D-NY)
Rep Nita Lowey (D-NY)
Sen Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen Chuck Schumer (D-NY)
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.