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 York

Facts & Research

  • In New York, 20% (584,597) of K-12 youth are responsible for taking care of themselves after school.
  • Of all New York children not currently enrolled in afterschool, 49% (1,151,361) would be likely to participate IF an afterschool program were available in their community.
  • 91% of parents in New York are satisfied with the afterschool program their child attends.
  • 21% (632,076) of New York's K-12 children participate in afterschool programs, including 84,545 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 York, refer to the Afterschool in New York Fact Sheet.

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


State Policy and Funding

Though some program allocations were reduced due to budget concerns in FY2011, New York afterschool programs continue to see strong support through a mix of state funding streams, including $22.5 million for the Advantage After School Program, $28.2 million for youth development and delinquency prevention and $24.5 million for the Extended School Day/School Violence Prevention Program. The New York State Office of Children and Family Services now requires that all recipients of Advantage After School funding use the New York State Afterschool Network (NYSAN) Program Quality Framework and Self-Assessment (QSA) Tool. With this policy adoption, the NYSAN Program Quality Framework is now also required in some fashion by both the New York State Education Department for all 21st CCLC programs as well as the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development for all out-of-school time initiative programs.  Collectively, these publicly-funded programs represent almost 1,500 afterschool program sites statewide. For the first time in more than 10 years, the Education Department required a new competition for Extended School Day/School Violence Prevention contracts, which represents almost $25 million in public funding-about 80 percent of which is used to provide afterschool programming.

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 York 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 York participate in their chamber's Afterschool Caucus:

House Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY)

House Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY)

House Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)

House Rep. Greg Meeks (D-NY)

House Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY)

House Rep. Jose Serrano (D-NY)

House Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY)

Senate Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY)

Senate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)


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

Ambassador Emeritus
Kima Reed
Abyssinian Development Corporation
4 W 125th St Fl 14
New York, NY 10027-4568

Ambassador Emeritus
Caroline Merenda
33 Laureldale Drive
Pittsford, NY, NY 14534
(585) 381-5013

Ambassador Emeritus
Deepmalya Ghosh
Child Center of New York
115-15 Sutphin Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11434
(347) 322-4892

Ambassador Emeritus
Liz Hopfan
Free Arts NYC
1431 Broadway 7th Floor
New York, NY 10018
(212) 974-9092 x206

Ambassador Emeritus
Neha Gautam
Global Kids, Inc
137 25th Street
New York, NY 10010
(212) 226-0130

Ambassador Emeritus
Good Shepherd Services
692 Blake Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11207
(917) 755-6193

Ambassador Emeritus
Megan Demarkis
Harlem RBI
333 E 100th Street
NY, NY 10029
(212) 722-1608

Ambassador Emeritus
Marcel Braithwaite
Police Athletic League, Inc.
34 1/2 East 12th Street
New York, NY 10003
(212) 477-9450 x394

Ambassador Emeritus
Patrick Pinchinat
Queens Community House
108-25 62nd Drive
Forest Hills, NY 11375
(718) 830-5233

Ambassador Emeritus
Esther Grant-Walker
Stanley. M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center
1792 First Avenue
New York, NY 10128
(212) 360-7625 x212

Ambassador Emeritus
940 Garrison Avenue
Bronx, NY 10474
(718) 542-4139 x138

Ambassador Emeritus
White Plains Youth Bureau After School Connection
11 Amherst Place
White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 422-1378

Ambassador Emeritus
YMCA of Greater New York
2860 Bailey Ave. #7K
Bronx, NY 10463
(212) 912-2640

Quick Quotes

What leaders are saying in New York:

While there is growing enthusiasm for this year's Lights On celebration, we need more than just one day a year to highlight the importance of afterschool programs. There is astonishing demand and tremendous unmet need...I urge my colleagues to support this resolution, to join the [Afterschool] Caucus, to fight tooth and nail for every dollar available so that kids and their parents have access to these desperately needed programs.

Nita Lowey
U.S. House of Representatives (D-17th)

Research shows, and our own experiences here in Newburgh demonstrate, that young people are at the greatest risk of getting into trouble in the after-school hours, while their parents or guardians are at work...By providing children with an alternative to roaming the streets after school, we are providing them with an opportunity to unlock all of their potential that will lead to a successful and meaningful life as members of their community.

Maurice Hinchey
US House of Representatives (D-22nd)

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

Kelly Sturgis
New York State Network for Youth Success!
91 Broadway
New York/Menands, NY 12204