Afterschool programs in Florida keep kids safe, boost student success, and help parents keep their jobs. Kids achieve more, productivity goes up, and risky behaviors go down.

Florida parents strongly support afterschool:


support public funding for afterschool


say afterschool helps them keep their jobs


say afterschool excites kids about learning


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

The need for programs far exceeds the funding available.

Among Florida's K-12 students:


are enrolled in afterschool


are waiting for an available program


are alone and unsupervised after school

Learn more about afterschool in Florida

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


FY 2019


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


in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide


FY 2020


kids served in Florida


to Florida

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.

Florida Contacts


The statewide afterschool network is working to ensure that all kids have access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs.

Brian Hickey
Florida Afterschool Network
111 N. Gadsden Street, Suite 300
Tallahassee, FL 32301

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Ralph Smith
Computer Mentors Group
2802 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Suite F
Tampa, FL 33610
(813) 236-1191
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
Laurie Bourdon
Duval County Public Schools
2924 Knights Lane E #275B
Jacksonville, FL 32216
(904) 739-4868
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
Florida's Office of Early Learning
6973 Kimberly Terrace
Ft. Myers, FL 33919-6900
(239) 432-0051
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
Debra Ballinger
4140 49th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL 33709
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
Robert Hill Jr.
YMCA of Broward County
900 SE 3rd Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
(954) 907-7054
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
Sierrra Newhouse
City of Orlando After-School All-Stars
595 N. Primrose Avenue
Orlando, FL 32802
(407) 246-3819
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
Justin Pinn
Breakthrough Miami
3250 SW 3rd Avenue, 6th Floor
Miami, FL 33129
(305) 615-0222
Send email

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 Alcee Hastings (D-FL)

Rep Kathy Castor (D-FL)

Rep Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)

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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