North Carolina

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

North Carolina 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 North Carolina'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 North Carolina

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


FY 2019


of kids enrolled in North Carolina afterschool attend a 21st CCLC program


in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

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.

North Carolina Contacts


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

Sheronda Witter
North Carolina Center for Afterschool Programs
3725 National Drive, Suite 101
Raleigh, NC 27612

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

Ambassador Emeritus
1431 Biltmore Drive
Charlotte, NC 28207
(704) 577-5133

Ambassador Emeritus
Bricca Sweet
Ed-LBEX, Inc.
P.O. Box 199
Sugar Grove, NC 28679
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
Bill McClain
Guiding Institute for Developmental Education
1001 South Marshall Street, Suite 16, Box 43
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
(336) 602-0565
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
Frank Camp
R.D. Euzelle Smith Middle School
9201 Seawell School Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27516-8707
(919) 918-2145 x21905
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
Betsey McFarland
Wade Edwards Foundation & Learning Lab
714 St. Mary's St.
Raleigh, NC 27605
(919) 856-9233 x101
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 David Price (D-NC)

STEM Ecosystem VISTA

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.

  • Carvan Rich - STEM West (Hickory, NC)


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