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 Virginia

Facts & Research

  • In Virginia, 18% (236,414) of K-12 youth are responsible for taking care of themselves after school.
  • Of all Virginia children not currently enrolled in afterschool, 35% (390,792) would be likely to participate IF an afterschool program were available in their community.
  • 87% of parents in Virginia are satisfied with the afterschool program their child attends.
  • 15% (190,444) of Virginia's K-12 children participate in afterschool programs, including 17,823 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 Virginia, refer to the Afterschool in Virginia Fact Sheet.

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


State Policy and Funding

The Virginia Department of Social Services provides Quality Initiative Fund allocations through the federal Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF)to local social services departments with a 15.5 percent local match requirement.  The combined funds, which total $1.5 million, may be used for activities that improve the quality of child care programs serving children from birth through school-age.  A minimum of 50 percent of the funds must be spent on activities that align with the four standard areas of the Virginia Star Quality Initiative, the commonwealth's child care quality rating and improvement system. Activities that improve care for school-age children is an approved category listed specifically on guidance documents, and several localities plan to use these funds for summer school-age child care programs or to work with school-age programs during the school year.

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

Virginia 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 Virginia participate in their chamber's Afterschool Caucus:

Your state has no elected officials in the Afterschool Caucus. Ask your Senators and Representative to show their support for afterschool programs by joining the Afterschool Caucuses.


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

Ambassador Emeritus
Allyson Graul
Alternatives, inc
359 Fenwick Road Bldg. 263
Fort Monroe, VA 23651

Ambassador Emeritus
Regla Armengol
3713 King Arthur Road
Annandale, VA 22003
(571) 278-3996

Ambassador Emeritus
Karen Walz-Fuentes
Fairfax County Office of Public Private Partnerships
12000 Government Center Pkwy Computer Learning Centers Partnership CLCP
Fairfax, VA 22035-0001

Ambassador Emeritus
Karen Washington
Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism
700 Town Center Dr Ste 320
Newport News, VA 23606-4700

Quick Quotes

What leaders are saying in Virginia:

America's ability to maintain global competitiveness largely depends on our country's ability to provide interactive, science-oriented after-school programs. Youth organizations like 4-H are leading the charge to foster our next generation of great thinkers by encouraging kids of all ages to explore and to discover the wonders of science, engineering and technology.

Jim Moran
U.S. House of Representatives (D-8th)

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

Blaire Denson
Virginia Partnership for Out-of-School Time
308 Turner Road, Suite A
Richmond, VA 23225