New Jersey

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

New Jersey 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 New Jersey'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 New Jersey

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


FY 2017


of kids enrolled in New Jersey afterschool attend a 21st CCLC program


in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide


FY 2018


kids served in New Jersey


to New Jersey

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.

New Jersey Contacts


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

Lee McDermott-Schaefer
New Jersey School-Age Care Coalition
231 North Avenue West
Westfield, NJ 07090

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

Ambassador for 2016-17
David Haggerty
Morristown Neighborhood House
62 Elm Street
Morristown, NJ 07960
(973) 538-1229
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
Denise Sellers
Haddonfield Child Care
PO Box 107
Haddonfield, NJ 08033-0191
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
Sarah Cruz
Newark Public Schools
230 broadway
Newark, NJ 7052
(973) 412-1910
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
Keith Pressey
Orange Extended School Day Program
29 North Day Street
Orange, NJ 07050-3608
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
Elnardo Webster
Roselle Borough Public Schools
710 Locust Street
Roselle, NJ 7203
(908) 298-2040
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:

Sen Robert Menendez (D-NJ)


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