AFTERSCHOOL IN

Alabama


Afterschool programs in Alabama 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 Alabama is high

153k

In 2019, 152,701 children (20%) would have been enrolled in a summer program if one were available to them.

Afterschool programs are supporting kids and families in Alabama

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

72%

Keeping kids safe and out of trouble

81%

Helping kids build life skills

79%

Giving working parents peace of mind

68%

Engaging in STEM learning

Alabama parents strongly support afterschool

87%

of parents support public funding for afterschool

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

TODAY

FY 2021

19,902*

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

$19,901,921

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2022

21,497

kids served in Alabama

$21,497,026

to Alabama

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.

Learn More about Afterschool in Alabama

Alabama Contacts

NETWORK
AMBASSADORS
CAUCUS
VISTA

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

Felicia Simpson
Alabama Afterschool Community Network
1463 Haley Center
Auburn University
Auburn, AL 36849
fmsimpson@ua.edu
http://www.alacn.org

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Andrea Bridges
The CARE Center
P.O. Box 51
New Hope, AL 35760
256-723-2273
abridges@thecare-center.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Cherry Penn
Baldwin County School System
2600 A North Hand Avenue
Bay Minette, AL 36507
(251) 972-8518
cpenn@bcbe.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Erika Rucker
Truman Pierce Institute
P.O. Box 310665
Birmingham, AL 35231
334-844-4488
eatmoef@auburn.edu

Ambassador Emeritus
Michael Wilson
Glen Iris Elementary/B.R.E.A.D.
1115 11th St South
Birmingham, AL 35205
(205) 231-7442
mwilson@bhm.k12.al.us

Ambassador Emeritus
Kathi Wales
Jefferson State Community College
2601 Carson Rd
Birmingham, AL 35215-3098
205-856-6047
kwales@jeffersonstate.edu

Ambassador Emeritus
Bettye Anne Older
Straughn Elementary 21st CCLC
29324 Straughn School Rd
Andalusia, AL 36421
(334) 427-1311
bettyeanne.older@cov.k12.al.us

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 Terri Sewell (D-AL)

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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