AFTERSCHOOL IN

Kansas


Afterschool programs in Kansas 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 Kansas is high

119k

In 2019, 119,014 children (24%) would have been enrolled in a summer program if one were available to them.

Afterschool programs are supporting kids and families in Kansas

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

69%

Keeping kids safe and out of trouble

80%

Helping kids build life skills

84%

Giving working parents peace of mind

64%

Engaging in STEM learning

Kansas parents strongly support afterschool

88%

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

8,183*

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

$8,182,903

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2022

8,839

kids served in Kansas

$8,838,786

to Kansas

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 Kansas

Kansas 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.

Michael Lemon
Kansas Enrichment Network
1617 St. Andrew's Drive
Lawrence, KS 66047
785-864-9665
mlemon1@ku.edu
http://www.kansasenrichment.net

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Angela Henry
SAFE BASE
300 South Jefferson
Iola, KS 66749
(620) 365-4780
angela.henry@usd257.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Debra Mikulka
Washburn University
1700 SW College Ave. Garvey Hall Room 233
Topeka, KS 66621
(785) 670-1403
debra.mikulka@washburn.edu

Ambassador Emeritus
Tony Yungeberg
Valley Heights Community Education
121 East Commercial Street, Box 136
Waterville, KS 66548
(785) 363-2211
tyungeberg@valleyheights.org

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:

Sen Jerry Moran (R-KS)

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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