New York

Afterschool programs in New York keep kids safe, inspire learning, and give working parents peace of mind. Kids discover who they are and what they love to do, make smart choices, and avoid risky behaviors.

Unmet demand for afterschool and summer programs in New York is high


In 2019, 666,896 children (23%) would have been enrolled in a summer program if one were available to them.

Afterschool programs are supporting kids and families in New York

Kids in afterschool enjoy a wide range of benefits, and parents and families benefit too:


Keeping kids safe and out of trouble


Giving working parents peace of mind


Engaging kids in STEM learning


Helping kids build
life skills


Providing kids physical activity

New York parents strongly support afterschool


of parents support public funding for afterschool

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


FY 20231


in federal funds support 21st CCLC programs statewide

Afterschool Alliance's Proposed Budget

FY 20242


in federal funds could support 21st CCLC programs statewide

Afterschool Alliance's Proposed Budget vs. FY2023 Omnibus

FY 2024


more in federal funds could support 21st CCLC programs statewide compared to FY2023

  1. FY2023 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. This amount also reflects the President's FY2024 budget, which proposes flat funding for 21st CLCC and would be neither an increase nor a decrease compared to the FY 2023 Omnibus Appropriations Bill.
  2. Afterschool Alliance proposed $750 million increase to the FY2023 Omnibus Appropriations Bill/President's FY2024 Proposed Budget.

Learn More about Afterschool in New York

  • From a Time of Risk to a Time of Opportunity: A report by Fight Crime: Invest in Kids finds that afterschool programs play a vital role in turning the hours between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. into a time of opportunity for our young people, with the 70% drop in juvenile crime corresponding with the rise in availability of afterschool opportunities across the country. Learn what the peak time for juvenile crime is in New York, as well as how when schools are closed but many parents are still on the job, afterschool programs are keeping kids safe, inspiring them to learn, and giving working parents peace of mind. Download the fact sheet for New York.
  • National Center for Afterschool and Summer Enrichment: The National Center for Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) in the Office of Child Care offers state level fact sheets on school-age child care funded through the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG). Click to view the information for New York.

New York Contacts


The statewide afterschool network is working to ensure that all kids have access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs.

Kelly Sturgis
New York State Network for Youth Success
415 River Street
Troy, NY 12180

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Earl Whitfield
Child Center of New York
400 Pennsylvania Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207

Ambassador Emeritus
Angela Todriff-Mundy
Family YMCA of the Glens Falls Area
600 Glen St
Glens Falls, NY 12801-2020
518-793-3878 ext.123

Ambassador Emeritus
Stephanie Graf
Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County
203 North Hamilton Street
Watertown, NY 13601
315-788-8450 x251

Ambassador Emeritus
Marcel Braithwaite
Police Athletic League, Inc.
34 1/2 East 12th Street
New York, NY 10003
212-477-9450 x394

Ambassador Emeritus
Patrick Pinchinat
Queens Community House
108-25 62nd Drive
Forest Hills, NY 11375
718-591-6060 x429

Ambassador Emeritus
Deepmalya Ghosh
Deep Outcomes LLC
Queens, NY

Ambassador Emeritus
Byron Smalls
White Plains Youth Bureau After School Connection
11 Amherst Place
White Plains, NY 10601

Ambassador Emeritus
Alberto Cruz
Trinity Church Wall Street
89 Broadway
New York, NY 10006

Ambassador Emeritus
Danny Peralta
940 Garrison Avenue
Bronx, NY 10474
718-542-4139 x138

Ambassador Emeritus
Caroline Merenda
33 Laureldale Drive
Pittsford, NY 14534

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:

Rep Brian Higgins (D-NY)

Rep Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)

Rep Greg Meeks (D-NY)

Rep Jose Serrano (D-NY)

Rep Nita Lowey (D-NY)

Sen Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)

Sen Chuck Schumer (D-NY)

For the past 7 years, the Afterschool Alliance has been a proud sponsor organization for national AmeriCorps VISTA projects, supporting State Afterschool Networks and STEM Ecosystems to increase the access to and quality of enrichment opportunities for youth.

Currently there are no Afterschool VISTA locations in your state.


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