AFTERSCHOOL IN

Arkansas


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

Arkansas parents strongly support afterschool:

84%

support public funding for afterschool

79%

say afterschool helps them keep their jobs

63%

say afterschool excites kids about learning

74%

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

The need for programs far exceeds the funding available.

Among Arkansas's K-12 students:

65,107

are enrolled in afterschool

190,563

are waiting for an available program

65,107

are alone and unsupervised after school

Learn more about afterschool in Arkansas

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

TODAY

FY 2017

12,023*

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

$12,022,949

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2018

0

kids served in Arkansas

$0

to Arkansas

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.

Arkansas 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.

Laveta Wills-Hale
Arkansas Out of School Network
1501 North University Ave., Suite 465
Little Rock, AR 72207
501-660-1012
lwillshale@astate.edu
http://www.aosn.org

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

Ambassador Emeritus
RENNELL WOODS
At-Risk American Male Education Network (AAMEN)
3100 Prairie Drive
Jonesboro, AR 72404
(870) 802-4302
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
Diana Gonzalez Worthen
OneCommunity
P.O. Box 261
SPringdale, AR 72765
(479) 872-1977
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:

Sen John Boozman (R-AR)

TAKE ACTION!

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