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.

New Data: From a Time of Risk to a Time of Opportunity

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 Kansas, 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 Kansas

Download the fact sheet for Kansas

Kansas parents strongly support afterschool:

75%

support public funding for afterschool

60%

say afterschool helps them keep their jobs

54%

say afterschool excites kids about learning

67%

say afterschool reduces the likelihood that kids will engage in risky behavior

The need for programs far exceeds the funding available.

Among Kansas's K-12 students:

70,407

are enrolled in afterschool

132,731

are waiting for an available program

91,728

are alone and unsupervised after school

Learn more about afterschool in Kansas

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

TODAY

FY 2019

7,004*

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

$7,004,181

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2020

0

kids served in Kansas

$0

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.

Looking for an afterschool program? Your state network has a listing of programs. Click here to view the list

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 Andrews Dr
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
Kim Chappelow-Lee
Johnson County Park Recreation District
6501 Antioch Road
Merriam, KS 66202
(913) 831-3355
kim.chappelow-lee@jocogov.org

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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