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 Texas

Facts & Research

  • In Texas, 19% (935,057) of K-12 youth are responsible for taking care of themselves after school.
  • Of all Texas children not currently enrolled in afterschool, 37% (1,516,900) would be likely to participate IF an afterschool program were available in their community.
  • 87% of parents in Texas are satisfied with the afterschool program their child attends.
  • 18% (880,636) of Texas's K-12 children participate in afterschool programs, including 106,207 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 Texas, refer to the Afterschool in Texas Fact Sheet.

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


State Policy and Funding

The Texas Workforce Commission is the lead agency that administers the state's Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) activities and services through 28 local workforce development boards. Texas is one of only five states that use privately donated funds (secured by the development boards) to meet a part of their CCDF matching requirement. In addition, 18 boards have local match contracts for afterschool child care with a total of 73 independent school districts across the state, including Austin, Dallas and El Paso. For a list of participating boards and school districts, contact the Texas Workforce Commission:

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

Texas 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 Texas participate in their chamber's Afterschool Caucus:

House Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX)

House Rep. Al Green (D-TX)

House Rep. Gene Green (D-TX)

House Rep. Ruben Hinojosa (D-TX)

House Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)

House Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX)


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

Ambassador Emeritus
Camp Fire Central Texas
3710 Cedar Street
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 349-2111

Ambassador Emeritus
Children's Museum of Houston
1500 Binz Street
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 522-1138

Ambassador Emeritus
Sue Matkin
United Way
P.O.Box 4448
Fort Worth, TX 76164-0448

Quick Quotes

What leaders are saying in Texas:

I have been involved with education issues for almost 30 years. This experience has strongly reinforced for me that all children, regardless of income level or race have the same potential for high achievement when provided appropriate opportunities. Thus, our goal must be to support the development of quality afterschool programs for all children, but especially those in low-income communities.

Ruben Hinojosa
U.S. House of Representatives (15th)

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

Alison Reis-Khanna
Texas Partnership for Out of School Time
P.O. Box 2687
Austin, TX 78768