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.

Unmet demand for afterschool in Arkansas is high

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Unmet demand in Arkansas is high as parents see key benefits from afterschool

69%

say afterschool keeps kids safe and out of trouble

71%

say afterschool excites kids about learning

81%

say afterschool helps kids build life skills

83%

say afterschool gives working parents peace of mind

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Arkansas parents strongly support afterschool

89%

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 2020

11,894*

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

$11,894,392

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2021

0

kids served in Arkansas

$0

to Arkansas

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* 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.

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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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