Afterschool programs in Arkansas 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.
of kids enrolled in Arkansas afterschool attend a 21st CCLC program
in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide
kids served in Arkansas
support public funding for afterschool
say afterschool helps them keep their jobs
say afterschool excites kids about learning
say afterschool reduces the likelihood that kids will engage in risky behavior
are enrolled in afterschool
are waiting for an available program
are alone and unsupervised after school
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 Arkansas, 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 Arkansas
The statewide afterschool network is working to ensure that all kids have access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs.
AMBASSADORS work to ensure that all kids have access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs.
At-Risk American Male Education Network (AAMEN)
1700 E. Johnson Ave Ste E
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Diana Gonzalez Worthen
614 E. Emma Avenue, Ste. M414
Springdale, AR 72764
SOAR Afterschool Program, Camp War Eagle
922 E. Emma Avenue
Springdale, AR 72764
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)
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.