AFTERSCHOOL IN

Connecticut


Afterschool programs in Connecticut 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 Connecticut is high

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

71%

say afterschool keeps kids safe and out of trouble

77%

say afterschool excites kids about learning

81%

say afterschool helps kids build life skills

85%

say afterschool gives working parents peace of mind

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Connecticut parents strongly support afterschool

84%

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

9,387*

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

$9,387,325

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2021

0

kids served in Connecticut

$0

to Connecticut

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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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Connecticut 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.

Michelle Doucette Cunningham
Connecticut After School Network
12 Melrose Avenue
Branford, CT 6405
860-730-2941
mdc@ctafterschoolnetwork.org
http://www.ctafterschoolnetwork.org

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Arline Linger
Colchester Alternative School-Age Total Learning Experience (CASTLE)
396 Halls Hill Rd
Colchester, CT 06415-1452
860-537-0214
arlinelinger2003@yahoo.com

Ambassador Emeritus
Mark Fopeano
Dwight Hall at Yale
P.O. Box 209008 67 High Street
New Haven, CT 6520
(203) 432-2446
mark.fopeano@yale.edu

Ambassador Emeritus
Sarah Cahill
Mystic Seaport
75 Greenmanville Avenue
Mystic, CT 6355
(888) 973-2767
sarah.cahill@mysticseaport.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Bill Stover
Windham Public School District
322 Prospect St
Willimantic, CT 06226-2208
860 465 2546
wstover@windham.k12.ct.us

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:

Rep Joe Courtney (D-CT)

Rep Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)

Rep John Larson (D-CT)

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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