Congratulations on being invited to be part the Afterschool Alliance Storybook! We thank you and are proud to have you be part of this project commemorating the 10th anniversary of the federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers initiative. To be released in September, the Storybook will feature people whose lives have been improved through afterschool programs over the last decade.

Every person in our Storybook will be identified by name and photo, and so should be willing to have his/her name and image used. We want to feature people who are willing to speak publicly and give media interviews about their positive experience with afterschool.

Please use the form below to submit your afterschool story and photo for consideration. The Afterschool Alliance will contact you within two weeks to let you know if your story will be included, and will help produce the final piece with your approval.

See examples of Storybook submissions collected to date.

First Name:
Last Name:
Current Age:
Photo of you (pref. headshot, please rename image to include your name & then click browse to upload):
(Important: Leave blank if you are not uploading a photo; otherwise click 'browse'.)
How can we get in touch with you?*
*-This information will remain private and not appear online. The Afterschool Alliance will only use this information to contact you if necessary.
City, State: ,
Work phone:
Cell phone:
Program Name:
Program City, State: ,
When were you involved in this afterschool program?
How were you involved?
If "other," please explain:
Did this program receive federal funds (21st CCLC or other) Yes No Not sure
If "yes," what kind of federal funding?
In 500 words or less what was the most rewarding aspect of the afterschool program you attended, worked at etc…? (If you have already prepared your entry, please cut and paste your story here.)
If you have photo from your afterschool program, please click browse to upload it (please rename file to include afterschool program name)*:
(Important: Leave blank if you are not uploading a photo; otherwise click 'browse'.)
*-Note: Photos of minors require signed releases from a parent/guardian. Call (646)943-8660 for more information or email
Thanks again for being a part of the Afterschool Alliance’s Storybook project. We will be in touch before we launch in September. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact Marie Coichy at (646)943-8662 or at

*-Large photos may take a minute to upload -- Please click "Submit Story" only once.