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 Oklahoma

Facts & Research

  • In Oklahoma, 20% (130,367) of K-12 youth are responsible for taking care of themselves after school.
  • Of all Oklahoma children not currently enrolled in afterschool, 40% (230,198) would be likely to participate IF an afterschool program were available in their community.
  • 94% of parents in Oklahoma are satisfied with the afterschool program their child attends.
  • 11% (68,751) of Oklahoma's K-12 children participate in afterschool programs, including 11,604 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 Oklahoma, refer to the Afterschool in Oklahoma Fact Sheet.

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

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State Policy and Funding

Both the Governor's Council for Workforce and Economic Development and the Education Department have identified afterschool as a new priority agenda item. In addition, the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) is emphasizing afterschool program standards and professional development as a strategy for reaching youth with health, fitness and nutrition resources. TSET will serve as a primary sponsor for the development of the first-ever Oklahoma Afterschool Program Quality Standards. Finally, the Education Department 21st Century Community Learning Centers have adopted the Youth Program Quality Assessment as the required quality assessment tool for all grantees.

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: http://www.opelok.org/

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

Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma 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.

Ambassadors

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

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

Quick Quotes

What leaders are saying in Oklahoma:

"Building the future of tomorrow's employees begins today. Increasing interest in STEM will guide our children to lifelong careers in which they can thrive and grow. Supporting STEM initiatives in afterschool allows our businesses to foresee a future of sustainability and growth in Oklahoma!"

Rachel Hutchings
Corporate Relations, American Airlines

State Contact

Megan Stanek
Oklahoma Partnership for ELOs
309 NW 13th, Ste. 103
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
405-926-8322
megan.stanek@opelok.org