Afterschool programs in Illinois 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.
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 Illinois, 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 Illinois
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
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of kids enrolled in Illinois afterschool attend a 21st CCLC program
in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide
kids served in Illinois
The statewide afterschool network is working to ensure that all kids have access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs.
AMBASSADORS work to ensure that all kids have access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs.
AeroStar Avion Institute
18270 Anthony Avenue
County Club Hills, IL 60478
14 Crescent St
Elgin, IL 60123-6268
(847) 697-0876 x3
John Deere Foundation
One John Deere Place
Moline, IL 61265
LINK Unlimited Scholars
2221 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60616
The Bridge Teen Center
15555 S. 71st Court
Orland Park, IL 60462
YMCA of the USA
101 N Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
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 Janice Schakowsky (D-IL)
Rep Bobby Rush (D-IL)
Rep Dan Lipinski (D-Il)
Rep Danny Davis (D-IL)
Sen Richard Durbin (D-IL)
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.