AFTERSCHOOL IN

Oklahoma


Afterschool programs in Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma is high

125k

In 2019, 125,010 children (18%) would have been enrolled in a summer program if one were available to them.

Afterschool programs are supporting kids and families in Oklahoma

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

72%

Keeping kids safe and out of trouble

78%

Giving working parents peace of mind

77%

Engaging kids in STEM learning

77%

Helping kids build
life skills

86%

Providing kids physical activity

Oklahoma parents strongly support afterschool

0.88

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

14,715*

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

$14,714,873

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2022

15,894

kids served in Oklahoma

$15,894,244

to Oklahoma

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 Oklahoma

Oklahoma 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.

Brent Bushey
Oklahoma Partnership for Expanded Learning Opportunities
2637 E. 4th Street
Tulsa, OK 74104
brent.bushey@opsrc.net

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Kim Templeman
Crooked Oak Public Schools
1450 S. Eastern
Oklahoma City, OK 73129
(405) 677-5211
kimtempleman@crookedoak.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Laticia Vacca
Stratford SAFE Bulldog Academy
P.O. Box 589
Stratford, OK 74872
(580) 759-2669 x52
lvacca@stratford.k12.ok.us

Ambassador Emeritus
Danielle Hovenga
The Univeristy of Tulsa
800 S. Tucker Drive
Tulsa, OK 74104
(918) 631-3303
Danielle-hovenga@utulsa.edu

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.

  • Rikki Brown - Oklahoma STEM Ecosystem (Tulsa, OK)

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