Afterschool programs in Louisiana 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 Louisiana is high


In 2019, 122,212 children (16%) would have been enrolled in a summer program if one were available to them.

Afterschool programs are supporting kids and families in Louisiana

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


Keeping kids safe and out of trouble


Giving working parents peace of mind


Engaging kids in STEM learning


Helping kids build
life skills


Providing kids physical activity

Louisiana parents strongly support afterschool


of parents support public funding for afterschool

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


FY 2023


in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

Learn more about 21st Century Community Learning Centers

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Louisiana Contacts


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

Andrew Ganucheau
Louisiana Center for Afterschool Learning
412 North 4th Street
Suite 240
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Gaylynne Mack
Big Buddy Program
1415 Main Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Ambassador Emeritus
Patricia Johnson
Monroe City Schools
2006 Tower Drive
Monroe, LA 71201
318-387-6511 x5007

Ambassador Emeritus
Richard Bates
Young Audiences of Louisiana
3900 General Taylor, Suite 201
New Orleans, LA 70125
504-523-3525, x4

Ambassador Emeritus
Samuel Trevathan
Kids' Orchestra
619 Jefferson Hwy Suite 1A
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
225-922-4656 x103

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:

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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