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 West Virginia

Facts & Research

  • In West Virginia, 20% (54,551) of K-12 youth are responsible for taking care of themselves after school.
  • Of all West Virginia children not currently enrolled in afterschool, 48% (108,253) would be likely to participate IF an afterschool program were available in their community.
  • 88% of parents in West Virginia are satisfied with the afterschool program their child attends.
  • 19% (52,325) of West Virginia's K-12 children participate in afterschool programs, including 7,451 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 West Virginia, refer to the Afterschool in West Virginia Fact Sheet.

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


State Policy and Funding

With funds from the C.S. Mott Foundation and The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, the West Virginia Statewide Afterschool Network provides training and guidance to afterschool providers to create and sustain high-quality programs statewide. In part due to the efforts of the network, in July 2011 a legislative rule was adopted by the Depatment of Health and Human Resources that requires state-licensed child care providers to participate in a quality rating and improvement system.

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

West 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 West Virginia participate in their chamber's Afterschool Caucus:

Senate Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)


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

Ambassador Emeritus
Kasey Carter
Communities in School of Greenbrier County
P.O. Box 1188
Lewisburg, WV 24901
(304) 661-1018

Quick Quotes

What leaders are saying in West Virginia:

Focusing on the health and wellness of our children is just common sense  and this [publicly- funded] center will offer activities that will keep& youth engaged in positive after school programs. This investment is a great example of the ways that federal dollars can make a worthwhile impact.

Nick Rahall
U.S. House of Representatives (3rd)

State Contact

Susan Gamble
West Virginia Statewide Afterschool Network
4700 MacCorkle Avenue, SE, Suite 1005
Charleston, WV 25304