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

Maryland 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 Maryland'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 Maryland

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


FY 2019


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


in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide


FY 2020


kids served in Maryland


to Maryland

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.

Maryland Contacts


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

Ellie Mitchell
Maryland Out of School Time (MOST) Network
1500 Union Ave., Suite 2300
Baltimore, MD 21211

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Kat Stork
Caroline County Recreation and Parks
107 South 4th Street
Denton, MD 21629
(410) 479-8120
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
Mark Smith
Dream Team 21st Century Program of St. Mary's County
24005 Point Lookout Road
Leonardtown, MD 20650
(301) 475-0242 x28125
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
Elizabeth McGlynn
Girls on the Run of Montgomery County; MD
11821 Parklawn Drive Suite 105
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 881-3801
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
Lynn Sobolov
ACE Academy 21st CCLC Program
8301 Flower Ave.
Takoma Park, MD 20913
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
Kendra Wells
University of Maryland Extension
14318 Woodcrest Drive
Rockville, MD 20853
(301) 871-7818
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
Terrell Sample
Dorchester County Public Schools
700 Glasgow Street
Cambridge, MD 21613
(410) 228-4747
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 Elijah Cummings (D-MD)

Sen Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)

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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