AFTERSCHOOL IN

Iowa


Afterschool programs in Iowa 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 Iowa is high

108k

In 2019, 107,926 children (21%) would have been enrolled in a summer program if one were available to them.

Afterschool programs are supporting kids and families in Iowa

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

69%

Keeping kids safe and out of trouble

81%

Helping kids build life skills

87%

Giving working parents peace of mind

66%

Engaging in STEM learning

Iowa parents strongly support afterschool

86%

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 2021

7,630*

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

$7,630,406

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2022

8,242

kids served in Iowa

$8,242,058

to Iowa

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.

Learn More about Afterschool in Iowa

Iowa 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.

Britney Samuelson
Iowa Afterschool Alliance
2910 Westown Pkwy
Ste 302
West Des Moines, IA 50266
515-237-0340
bsamuelson@sppg.com
https://www.iowaafterschoolalliance.org/

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Robert C. Reid
Iowa Jobs for America's Graduates (iJAG)
1111 9th Street - Ste 268
Des Moines, IA 50314
515-639-0550
robert.reid@ijag.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Loras Osterhaus
Clinton Community Schools
600 S 4th St
Clinton, IA 52732-5647
(563) 243-9600 x47
losterhaus@clintonia.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Matthew Tullis
Marshalltown All STARS
125 S 11th St
Marshalltown, IA 50158-2427
641-754-1110
mtullis@marshalltown.k12.ia.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 David Loebsack (D-IA)

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.

TAKE ACTION!

Tell Congress to save Iowa's afterschool programs!

Sign the petition to support afterschool!

Donate $10 to help 4 kids have afterschool