AFTERSCHOOL IN

Oklahoma


Afterschool programs in Oklahoma 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.

21st Century Community Learning Centers are the only federally funded before-school, afterschool, and summer learning programs.
President Trump's proposed FY2021 budget eliminates it.
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TODAY

FY 2020

14,486*

of kids enrolled in Oklahoma afterschool attend a 21st CCLC program

$14,485,622

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2021

0

kids served in Oklahoma

$0

to Oklahoma

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.

Oklahoma parents strongly support afterschool:

77%

support public funding for afterschool

75%

say afterschool helps them keep their jobs

60%

say afterschool excites kids about learning

66%

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

The need for programs far exceeds the funding available.

Among Oklahoma's K-12 students:

68,751

are enrolled in afterschool

230,198

are waiting for an available program

130,367

are alone and unsupervised after school

Learn more about afterschool in Oklahoma

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 Oklahoma, 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 Oklahoma

Download the fact sheet for Oklahoma

Oklahoma 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.

Monroe Nichols
Oklahoma Partnership for ELOs
309 NW 13th, Ste. 103
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
918-720-5271
monroe.nichols@opelok.org

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Kim Templeman
Crooked Oak Public Schools
1450 S. Eastern
Oklahoma City, OK 73129
(405) 677-5211
kimtempleman@crookedoak.org

Ambassador Emeritus
LATICIA VACCA
Stratford SAFE Bulldog Academy
P.O. Box 589
Stratford, OK 74872
(580) 759-2669 x52
lvacca@stratford.k12.ok.us

Ambassador Emeritus
Danielle Hovenga
The Univeristy of Tulsa
800 S. Tucker Drive
Tulsa, OK 74104
(918) 631-3303
Danielle-hovenga@utulsa.edu

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:

STEM Ecosystem

STEM Ecosystem VISTAs increase the accessibility and quality of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning opportunities around the country through facilitating collaboration between schools, afterschool programs, and other STEM stakeholders.

  • Rikki Brown - Oklahoma STEM Ecosystem (Tulsa, OK)

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