AFTERSCHOOL IN

Arkansas


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.

New Data: 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 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

Download the fact sheet for Arkansas

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 2019

11,628*

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

$11,627,888

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2020

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
VISTA

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)
1700 E. Johnson Ave Ste E
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 802-4302
rennellwoods@yahoo.com

Ambassador Emeritus
Diana Gonzalez Worthen
OneCommunity
614 E. Emma Avenue, Ste. M414
Springdale, AR 72764
(479) 310-9027
dworthen@uark.edu

Ambassador Emeritus
Ben Rediske
SOAR Afterschool Program, Camp War Eagle
922 E. Emma Avenue
Springdale, AR 72764
(479) 750-2006
ben@campwareagle.org

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.

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