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

87%

Giving working parents peace of mind

66%

Engaging kids in STEM learning

81%

Helping kids build
life skills

88%

Providing kids physical activity

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 2023

$7,966,813

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

Learn more about 21st Century Community Learning Centers

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.

Hannah McDowell
Iowa Afterschool Alliance
2910 Westown Pkwy
Ste 302
West Des Moines, IA 50266
hmcdowell@sppg.com
https://www.iowaafterschoolalliance.org

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

Ambassador for 2022
Jenna Andrews
Beyond the Bell
2500 Glenn Avenue, Suite #78
Sioux City, IA 51106
712-202-3543
jandrews@siouxlandship.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Matthew Tullis
Marshalltown Community School District
212 West Ingledue Street
Marshalltown, IA 50158
641-754-1160 x3305
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.

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