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

81%

Helping kids build life skills

83%

Giving working parents peace of mind

76%

Engaging in STEM learning

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 2021

122,349*

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

$122,349,034

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2022

132,155

kids served in Texas

$132,155,418

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.

Learn More about Afterschool in 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
512-800-1152
jenna@txpost.org
http://www.txpost.org/

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Johanna L. Friedel, M.Ed.
Afterschool Center of Education at Greenville ISD
9315 Jack Finney Blvd.
Greenville, TX 75402
512-585-8082
friedelj@greenvilleisd.com

Ambassador Emeritus
Jack Garcia
P.O. Box 1625
Olmito, TX 78575
(956) 893-9516
jlg5353@sbcglobal.net

Ambassador Emeritus
Barbara Dunnam
Camp Fire Central Texas
Box 303040
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 349-2111
bdeschner@camp-fire.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Shannon Bishop
Children's Museum of Houston
1500 Binz Street
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 522-1138
bishop_shannon@yahoo.com

Ambassador Emeritus
Sue Matkin
Nonprofit Management at NS & RD Consulting
Grand Prairie, TX 214-564-4623
smatkin@sbcglobal.net

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

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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