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 Oregon

Facts & Research

  • In Oregon, 22% (131,779) of K-12 youth are responsible for taking care of themselves after school.
  • Of all Oregon children not currently enrolled in afterschool, 44% (221,708) would be likely to participate IF an afterschool program were available in their community.
  • 93% of parents in Oregon are satisfied with the afterschool program their child attends.
  • 16% (91,595) of Oregon's K-12 children participate in afterschool programs, including 12,226 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 Oregon, refer to the Afterschool in Oregon Fact Sheet.

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


State Policy and Funding

State Sen. Suzanne Bonamici introduced Senate Bill (S.B.) 480 in the Legislature in 2011 to appropriate funding for the state Education Department to provide assistance to school districts, government agencies and community groups to encourage participation in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Afterschool Meal and Snack Program. S.B. 480 now provides $150,000 for mini-grants and $30,000 for program administration until 2013. S.B. 291 was introduced to create a task force for expanded learning opportunities, but was not approved.

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

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

Ambassador for 2016-17
Debra Jones
Youth Development Coalition of Lincoln County
P.O. Box 1062
Newport, OR 97365
(541) 351-1160

Ambassador Emeritus
Krina Lemons
Salem-Keizer Education Foundation
223 Commercial Street NE
Salem, OR 97306

Ambassador Emeritus
Peg Zander
Sitton SUN Community School
9930 N. Smith Street
Portland, OR 97203
(503) 916-5654

Quick Quotes

What leaders are saying in Oregon:

One of the key opportunities for young Oregonians, missing from far too many of our communities, is access to high-quality, hands-on learning that can help prepare young people for living wage careers...Both in-school and out-of-school opportunities to explore careers should be a priority as we discuss ways to promote healthy development of our youth.

Brad Avakian
State Labor and Industries Commissioner

[Lights On Afterschool] is a national effort to highlight the importance of afterschool programs as part of elementary education& [My] belief, as a member of the health and education committee, [is that afterschool] is a very important component.

Jeff Merkley

Afterschool Storybook

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State Contact

Beth Unverzagt
Oregon Afterschool for Kids
9140 SW Pioneer Court, Suite E
Wilsonville, OR 97070