Afterschool programs in Arizona 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.
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 Arizona, 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 Arizona
support public funding for afterschool
say afterschool helps them keep their jobs
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of kids enrolled in Arizona afterschool attend a 21st CCLC program
in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide
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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.
City of Surprise Youth Services
16000 N Civic Center Plaza
Surprise, AZ 85374
Deer Valley Unified School District
8700 S. Kyrene Road
Tempe, AZ 85284
City of Tempe-Kid Zone Enrichment Program
3340 E. Rural Rd
Tempe, AZ 85282
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.
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Afterschool Sustainability VISTAs increase increase the accessibility and quality of afterschool and summer learning programs.