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

84%

Giving working parents peace of mind

64%

Engaging kids in STEM learning

80%

Helping kids build
life skills

89%

Providing kids physical activity

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 2023

$8,549,121

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

Learn more about 21st Century Community Learning Centers

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
mlemon1@ku.edu
https://kansasenrichment.net

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

Ambassador for 2022
Jennifer Hartman
El Dorado, KS jennifer.hartman33@gmail.com

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Tony Yungeberg
Valley Heights Community Education
307 East Lincoln Street
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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