AFTERSCHOOL IN

Texas


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

Texas parents strongly support afterschool:

80%

support public funding for afterschool

69%

say afterschool helps them keep their jobs

62%

say afterschool excites kids about learning

68%

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

The need for programs far exceeds the funding available.

Among Texas's K-12 students:

880,636

are enrolled in afterschool

1,516,900

are waiting for an available program

935,057

are alone and unsupervised after school

Learn more about afterschool in Texas

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

TODAY

FY 2017

105,377*

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

$105,377,025

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2018

0

kids served in Texas

$0

to Texas

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.

Texas 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.

Alison Reis-Khanna
Texas Partnership for Out of School Time
P.O. Box 2687
Austin, TX 78768
http://www.txpost.org/

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

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

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Sue Matkin
United Way
P.O.Box 4448
Fort Worth, TX 76164-0448
817-258-8083
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 Al Green (D-TX)

Rep Gene Green (D-TX)

Rep Ruben Hinojosa (D-TX)

Rep Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)

Rep Lloyd Doggett (D-TX)

Rep Henry Cuellar (D-TX)

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