AFTERSCHOOL IN

Tennessee


Afterschool programs in Tennessee keep kids safe, boost student success, and help parents keep their jobs. Kids achieve more, productivity goes up, and risky behaviors go down.

Tennessee parents strongly support afterschool:

86%

support public funding for afterschool

78%

say afterschool helps them keep their jobs

62%

say afterschool excites kids about learning

78%

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

The need for programs far exceeds the funding available.

Among Tennessee's K-12 students:

179,897

are enrolled in afterschool

263,754

are waiting for an available program

170,645

are alone and unsupervised after school

Learn more about afterschool in Tennessee

21st Century Community Learning Centers are the only federally funded before-school, afterschool, and summer learning programs.

TODAY

FY 2017

22,900*

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

$22,900,437

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2018

0

kids served in Tennessee

$0

to Tennessee

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.

Tennessee Contacts

NETWORK
AMBASSADORS
CAUCUS

The statewide afterschool network is working to ensure that all kids have access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs.

Mary Graham
Tennessee Afterschool Network
209 Gothic Court, Suite 107
Franklin, TN 37067
615-495-9970
http://www.tnafterschool.org/

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

Ambassador for 2016-17
Jennifer Pettyjohn
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Clinch Valley
1305 Chatam Ridge Lane
Knoxville, TN 37932
(865) 244-6073
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
Kelly Drummond
Boys & Girls Clubs in Tennessee
1100 Marion Street #100
Knoxville, TN 37921
(865) 607-9337
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
JAMES McKISSIC
City of Chattanooga Office of Multicultural Affairs
100 E. 11th Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 653-6701
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
SONJA CURRIE
Shelby County Schools
2601 Ketchum Street Room G200
Memphis, TN 38114
(901) 416-4709
Send email

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 Jim Cooper (D-TN)

TAKE ACTION!

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