AFTERSCHOOL IN

Mississippi


Afterschool programs in Mississippi 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 in Mississippi is high

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Unmet demand in Mississippi is high as parents see key benefits from afterschool

67%

say afterschool keeps kids safe and out of trouble

72%

say afterschool excites kids about learning

77%

say afterschool helps kids build life skills

76%

say afterschool gives working parents peace of mind

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Mississippi parents strongly support afterschool

86%

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 2020

15,907*

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

$15,907,458

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2021

0

kids served in Mississippi

$0

to Mississippi

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* 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.

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Mississippi 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.

Amber May
Mississippi Statewide Afterschool Network
1711 Bailey Avenue
Jackson, MS 39203
601-353-6336 x14
amay@msafterschool.org
https://msafterschool.org/

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Heather Lacoste
327 Longwood Drive
Meridian, MS 39305
heatherroselacoste@gmail.com

Ambassador Emeritus
Lorrie Davis
LORRIE DAVIS
108 Asbury Park Road
Pearl, MS 39208

Ambassador Emeritus
Jannette Adams
Mississippi Valley State University
P.O. Box 1308
Columbus, MS 39705
(662) 254-3747
jsadams@mvsu.edu

Ambassador Emeritus
Amber May
Operation Shoestring
1711 Bailey Avenue
Jackson, MS 39203
(601) 353-6336
amay@operationshoestring.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 Bennie Thompson (D-MS)

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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