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 Utah

Facts & Research

  • In Utah, 17% (99,148) of K-12 youth are responsible for taking care of themselves after school.
  • Of all Utah children not currently enrolled in afterschool, 47% (257,482) would be likely to participate IF an afterschool program were available in their community.
  • 92% of parents in Utah are satisfied with the afterschool program their child attends.
  • 10% (57,686) of Utah's K-12 children participate in afterschool programs, including 7,192 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 Utah, refer to the Afterschool in Utah Fact Sheet.

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


State Policy and Funding

The Utah State Office of Education and the Workforce Services Department are collaborating to support quality afterschool by utilizing the Utah Afterschool Program Quality Assessment and Improvement Tool with more than 200 programs participating in ongoing program evaluation and improvement. Furthermore, work by the Utah Afterschool Network's (UAN's) Professional Development Steering Committee has led to the pilot of a Leadership Academy-an innovative professional development model involving integrated afterschool/community school teams in a collaborative planning and development process. A significant outcome of Leadership Academy planning has been the creation of-and consensus on-a Framework for Youth Success. In addition, UAN and Voices for Utah Children are collecting and analyzing local afterschool data to be published in a 2011 special report, Data Matters, to demonstrate how Utah afterschool programs are keeping kids healthy and safe, support working families, and inspire learning.

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

Utah 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 Utah participate in their chamber's Afterschool Caucus:

Senate Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-UT)


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

Ambassador Emeritus
Margaret Peterson
Community Education Partnership of West Valley City
3600 Constitution Blvd.
West Valley City, UT 84119
(801) 949-9812

Quick Quotes

What leaders are saying in Utah:

The prevalence of juvenile crime continues to be among the greatest criminal justice challenges faced by our nation, and a major concern to every parent. These [afterschool] programs offer education and community activities to deter children from drugs, gangs, and other opportunities to engage in criminal behavior.

Orrin Hatch
U.S. Senate

State Contact

Kelly Riding
Utah Afterschool Network
254 South 600 East, Suite 200
Salt Lake City, UT 84102