AFTERSCHOOL IN

Georgia


Afterschool programs in Georgia 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 Georgia, 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 Georgia

Download the fact sheet for Georgia

Georgia parents strongly support afterschool:

88%

support public funding for afterschool

78%

say afterschool helps them keep their jobs

59%

say afterschool excites kids about learning

70%

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

The need for programs far exceeds the funding available.

Among Georgia's K-12 students:

282,453

are enrolled in afterschool

590,278

are waiting for an available program

317,324

are alone and unsupervised after school

Learn more about afterschool in Georgia

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

TODAY

FY 2019

39,829*

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

$39,828,846

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2020

0

kids served in Georgia

$0

to Georgia

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

Georgia 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.

Katie Kross-Landes
Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-521-0355
katiek@afterschoolga.org
http://www.statewideafterschoolnetworks.net/georgia

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Chris Bass
City of Douglasville Parks & Recreation
8830 Gurley Road
Douglasville, GA 30134
(678) 449-3064
bassc@douglasvillega.gov

Ambassador Emeritus
Michael Brown
Coffee County 21st CCLC/ Boys and Girls Club of Coffee County Region
210 West Jackson St.
Douglas, GA 31533
912-384-0222
Michael.Brown@coffee.k12.ga.us

Ambassador Emeritus
Christopher Stacy
GA (912) 695-0481
cstac38@yahoo.com

Ambassador Emeritus
Mindy DiSalvo
Georgia Tech Research Institute
75 5th Street SW, Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 30332-0871
(404) 407-8288
mindy.disalvo@gtri.gatech.edu

Ambassador Emeritus
Tina Fleming
Gwinnett Co. Parks & Rec Operations
75 Langley Dr
Lawrenceville, GA 30046-6935
(770) 822-8875
tina.fleming@gwinnettcounty.com

Ambassador Emeritus
Ernestine Ramsey
John P. Thayer & A.J. McClung YMCAs
1175 Martin L. King, Jr., Blvd.
Columbus, GA 31906
(706) 322-8269 x149
eramsey@ymcacolumbusga.com

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 John Lewis (D-GA)

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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