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

Ohio 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 Ohio'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 Ohio

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


FY 2019


of kids enrolled in Ohio 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.

Ohio Contacts


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

Nichelle Harris
The Ohio Afterschool Network
33 N. Third Street, Suite 420
Columbus, OH 43215

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Amy Gordon
Amy Gordon
8748 Renfrew Street
Powell, OH 43065
(614) 214-6864
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
Warren Fauver
Community Learning Centers of WCESC
1867 N. Research Drive
Bowling Green, OH 43402
(419) 354-9010
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
Karen Jackson
Delaware CIty Schools School Age Child Care
621 Pennsylvania Ave.
Delaware, OH 43015
(740) 833-1851
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
YMCA Storer Camps
361 Mallard
Perrysburg, OH 43551
(407) 375-1640
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
Megan Henkel
Young Rembrandts, Greater Cleveland - West
PO Box 910
North Olmsted, OH 44070
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 Tim Ryan (D-OH)

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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