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.

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 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

Download the fact sheet for Arizona

Arizona parents strongly support afterschool:

84%

support public funding for afterschool

73%

say afterschool helps them keep their jobs

72%

say afterschool excites kids about learning

69%

say afterschool reduces the likelihood that kids will engage in risky behavior

The need for programs far exceeds the funding available.

Among Arizona's K-12 students:

178,554

are enrolled in afterschool

318,223

are waiting for an available program

214,043

are alone and unsupervised after school

Learn more about afterschool in Arizona

21st Century Community Learning Centers are the only federally funded before-school, afterschool, and summer learning programs.

TODAY

FY 2019

26,854*

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

$26,853,985

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2020

0

kids served in Arizona

$0

to Arizona

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.

Looking for an afterschool program? Your state network has a listing of programs. Click here to view the list

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
3205 S. Rural Road
Tempe, AZ 85282
480-730-7126
csullivan@azafterschool.org
http://azafterschool.org/

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Mike Cassidy
City of Surprise Youth Services
16000 N Civic Center Plaza
Surprise, AZ 85374
623-222-1033
Mike.cassidy1722@gmail.com

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

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

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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