AFTERSCHOOL IN

Texas


Afterschool programs in Texas 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.

Unmet demand for afterschool and summer programs in Texas is high

1.1m

In 2019, 1,080,255 children (20%) would have been enrolled in a summer program if one were available to them.

Afterschool programs are supporting kids and families in Texas

Kids in afterschool enjoy a wide range of benefits, and parents and families benefit too:

71%

Keeping kids safe and out of trouble

83%

Giving working parents peace of mind

76%

Engaging kids in STEM learning

81%

Helping kids build
life skills

84%

Providing kids physical activity

Texas parents strongly support afterschool

85%

of parents support public funding for afterschool

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

TODAY

FY 20231

$131,819,425

in federal funds support 21st CCLC programs statewide

Afterschool Alliance's Proposed Budget

FY 20242

$206,171,968

in federal funds could support 21st CCLC programs statewide

Afterschool Alliance's Proposed Budget vs. FY2023 Omnibus

FY 2024

+$74,352,543

more in federal funds could support 21st CCLC programs statewide compared to FY2023

  1. FY2023 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. This amount also reflects the President's FY2024 budget, which proposes flat funding for 21st CLCC and would be neither an increase nor a decrease compared to the FY 2023 Omnibus Appropriations Bill.
  2. Afterschool Alliance proposed $750 million increase to the FY2023 Omnibus Appropriations Bill/President's FY2024 Proposed Budget.

Learn More about Afterschool in Texas

  • 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 Texas, 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 Texas.
  • National Center for Afterschool and Summer Enrichment: The National Center for Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) in the Office of Child Care offers state level fact sheets on school-age child care funded through the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG). Click to view the information for Texas.

Texas 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.

Jenna Courtney
Texas Partnership for Out of School Time
8509 FM 969 Bldg 509
Austin, TX 78724
jenna@txpost.org
https://www.txpost.org

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Shawn Petty
Texas ACE Program @ Westat
4630 North Loop 1604 West, Suite 210
San Antonio, TX 78249
210-632-1341
shawnpetty@westat.com

Ambassador Emeritus
Johanna Friedel
Afterschool Center of Education at Greenville ISD
9315 Jack Finney Blvd.
Greenville, TX 75402
903-408-4433
friedelj@greenvilleisd.com

Ambassador Emeritus
Miguel Garcia
Fort Worth After School
2801 Patino Road
Fort Worth, TX 76112
817-815-2953
miguel.garcia24@fwisd.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Shannon Bishop
Central Houston Inc.
829 Allston
Houston, TX 77007
713-650-1470
bishop_shannon@yahoo.com

Ambassador Emeritus
Kate Woodward Young
Texas Director
11500 Jollyville Road, #3024
Austin, TX 78759
512-347-9658
kate@texasdirector.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Sue Matkin
Nonprofit Management at NS & RD Consulting
Grand Prairie, TX smatkin@sbcglobal.net

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 Al Green (D-TX)

Rep Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)

Rep Lloyd Doggett (D-TX)

Rep Henry Cuellar (D-TX)

For the past 7 years, the Afterschool Alliance has been a proud sponsor organization for national AmeriCorps VISTA projects, supporting State Afterschool Networks and STEM Ecosystems to increase the access to and quality of enrichment opportunities for youth.

Currently there are no Afterschool VISTA locations in your state.

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