Afterschool programs in Minnesota 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.
of kids enrolled in Minnesota afterschool attend a 21st CCLC program
in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide
kids served in Minnesota
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
are enrolled in afterschool
are waiting for an available program
are alone and unsupervised after school
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 Minnesota, 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 Minnesota
The statewide afterschool network is working to ensure that all kids have access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs.
AMBASSADORS work to ensure that all kids have access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs.
Ambassador for 2019-20
Children's Defense Fund Minnesota
555 Park St. Suite 410
St. Paul, MN 55103
Burnsville Youth Collaborative
11308 River Hills Drive
Burnsville, MN 55337
Jenny Wright Collins
University YMCA and Beacons Network
1801 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55411
YMCA of Metropolitan Minneapolis
30 South 9th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
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 Betty McCollum (D-MN)
Sen Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Sen Tina Smith (D-MN)
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.