AFTERSCHOOL IN

Minnesota


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.

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 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

Download the fact sheet for Minnesota

Minnesota parents strongly support afterschool:

82%

support public funding for afterschool

71%

say afterschool helps them keep their jobs

63%

say afterschool excites kids about learning

70%

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

The need for programs far exceeds the funding available.

Among Minnesota's K-12 students:

136,041

are enrolled in afterschool

149,516

are waiting for an available program

219,277

are alone and unsupervised after school

Learn more about afterschool in Minnesota

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

TODAY

FY 2019

12,715*

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

$12,714,968

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2020

0

kids served in Minnesota

$0

to Minnesota

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.

Minnesota 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.

Kari Denissen-Cunnien
Ignite Afterschool
615 First Avenue NE, Suite 125
Minneapolis, MN 55414
612-692-5559
kari@igniteafterschool.org
http://igniteafterschool.org/

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

Ambassador for 2019-20
Nicole Hernandez
Children's Defense Fund Minnesota
555 Park St. Suite 410
St. Paul, MN 55103
651-855-1174
nhernandez@childrensdefense.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Christian Kibler
Burnsville Youth Collaborative
11308 River Hills Drive
Burnsville, MN 55337
(952) 707-4107
ckibler@isd191.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Jenny Wright Collins
University YMCA and Beacons Network
1801 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55411
(763) 370-3554
Jenny.Collins@ymcamn.org

Ambassador Emeritus
MATTHEW KJORSTAD
YMCA of Metropolitan Minneapolis
30 South 9th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 810-5461
mkjorstad@ymcatwincities.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:

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.

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