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

Indiana 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 Indiana'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 Indiana

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


FY 2019


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


in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

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.

Indiana Contacts


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

Jamie Johnson
Indiana Afterschool Network
445 N. Pennsylvania St., Suite 945
Indianapolis, IN 46204

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

Ambassador for 2016-17
Desiree Frederick
Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County
608 E. State Street
Huntington, IN 46750
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
Ben Johnson
Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation
1235 Central Park Drive East
Carmel, IN 46032
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
Milele Kennedy
City of Indianapolis Department of Parks and Recreation
1502 W. 16th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 327-7466
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
Dan Diehl
Diehl Evaluation and Consulting Services, Inc.
123 NW Fourth Street, Suite 518
Evansville, IN 47708-1717
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
Don Kent
426 Springwood Drive
Carmel, IN 46032
(317) 340-4011
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
Herb Higgin
Safe Harbor/Michigan City Area Schools
817 Lafayette Avenue
Michigan City, IN 46360
(219) 873-2026 x3
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 Andre Carson (D-IN)

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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