AFTERSCHOOL IN

South Carolina


Afterschool programs in South Carolina 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 South Carolina is high

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

72%

say afterschool keeps kids safe and out of trouble

74%

say afterschool excites kids about learning

83%

say afterschool helps kids build life skills

83%

say afterschool gives working parents peace of mind

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South Carolina parents strongly support afterschool

85%

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

18,706*

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

$18,706,193

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2021

0

kids served in South Carolina

$0

to South Carolina

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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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South Carolina 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.

Zelda Waymer
South Carolina Afterschool Alliance
1611 Devonshire Drive
Suite 101
Columbia, SC 29204
803-254-5454
zeldawaymer@scafterschool.com
http://www.scafterschool.com/

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

Ambassador for 2019-20
Ray Funnye
The Village Group
P. O. Box 700
Georgetown, SC 29442
843-240-0534
director@thevillagegroup.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Greg Tolbert
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Upstate
P.O. Box 2794
Spartanburg, SC 29304
(864) 583-4867 ext. 102
greg@bgcusc.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Traci Young Cooper
Richland School District #1
1225 Oak Street Suite 101
Blythewood, SC 29016
(803)231-6842
trcooper@richlandone.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Cynthia Bennett
South Carolina Chamber of Commerce
1301 Gervais St., Suite 1100
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 255-2542
cynthia.bennett@scchamber.net

Ambassador Emeritus
Wendy Broderick
YMCA of Columbia
1612 Marion Street, #100
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 748-9622
wendyrichbroderick@gmail.com

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 Joe Wilson (R-SC)

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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