AFTERSCHOOL IN

Arizona


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.

Unmet demand for afterschool and summer programs in Arizona is high

220k

In 2019, 220,063 children (19%) would have been enrolled in a summer program if one were available to them.

Afterschool programs are supporting kids and families in Arizona

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

78%

Keeping kids safe and out of trouble

81%

Giving working parents peace of mind

73%

Engaging kids in STEM learning

84%

Helping kids build
life skills

89%

Providing kids physical activity

Arizona parents strongly support afterschool

88%

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 2023

$26,774,697

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

Learn more about 21st Century Community Learning Centers

Learn More about Afterschool in Arizona

Arizona 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.

Courtney Sullivan
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence
77 E Weldon Ave
Suite 210
Phoenix, AZ 85012
csullivan@azafterschool.org
https://azafterschool.org

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

Ambassador for 2022
Manuel Padia
City of Glendale Recreation Programs
6210 W. Myrtle Avenue, Building B
Glendale, AZ 85301
623-930-2961
mcpadia@glendaleaz.com

Ambassador Emeritus
Jeremy King
City of Tempe-Kid Zone Enrichment Program
3340 E. Rural Road
Tempe, AZ 85282
480-350-5487
jeremy_king@tempe.gov

Ambassador Emeritus
Eva Harlow
Deer Valley Unified School District
8700 S. Kyrene Road
Tempe, AZ 85284
480-541-1509
EHarlow@kyrene.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:

Afterschool Sustainability

Afterschool Sustainability VISTAs increase increase the accessibility and quality of afterschool and summer learning programs.

  • Angel Cancino - Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (Phoenix, AZ)

TAKE ACTION!

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