AFTERSCHOOL IN

Missouri


Afterschool programs in Missouri 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 Missouri is high

230k

In 2019, 229,957 children (24%) would have been enrolled in a summer program if one were available to them.

Afterschool programs are supporting kids and families in Missouri

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

74%

Keeping kids safe and out of trouble

82%

Helping kids build life skills

82%

Giving working parents peace of mind

65%

Engaging in STEM learning

Missouri parents strongly support afterschool

89%

of parents support public funding for afterschool

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

TODAY

FY 2021

19,276*

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

$19,275,786

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2022

20,821

kids served in Missouri

$20,820,725

to Missouri

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.

Learn More about Afterschool in Missouri

Missouri 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.

Terri Foulkes
Missouri AfterSchool Network
1110 S. College Ave
Columbia, MO 65211
573-884-2936
foulkest@missouri.edu
http://www.moasn.org

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Mark Cowsert
Missouri Afterschool Network
1110 S. College Ave.
Columbia, MO 65211
(573) 884-9665
cowsertm@missouri.edu

Ambassador Emeritus
Colleen Abbott
Learning Enriched Afterschool Program, Eldon R-1 Schools
112 S. Pine St
Eldon, MO 65026
(573) 392-8060 x 1535
colleen_abbott@mail.eldon.k12.mo.us

Ambassador Emeritus
Sherry Comer
Camdenton R-III Schools
PO Box 1409 Camdenton R-III School
Camdenton, MO 65020
(573) 346-9233
scomer@camdentonschools.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:

STEM Ecosystem

STEM Ecosystem VISTAs increase the accessibility and quality of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning opportunities around the country through facilitating collaboration between schools, afterschool programs, and other STEM stakeholders.

  • Daniel Ristau - St. Louis Regional STEM Ecosystem (St. Louis, MO)

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