Afterschool programs in Texas 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 Texas is high


In 2019, 1,080,255 children (20%) would have been enrolled in a summer program if one were available to them.

Afterschool programs are supporting kids and families in Texas

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


Keeping kids safe and out of trouble


Giving working parents peace of mind


Engaging kids in STEM learning


Helping kids build
life skills


Providing kids physical activity

Texas parents strongly support afterschool


of parents support public funding for afterschool

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


FY 2023


in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

Learn more about 21st Century Community Learning Centers

Learn More about Afterschool in Texas

Texas Contacts


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

Jenna Courtney
Texas Partnership for Out of School Time
8509 FM 969 Bldg 509
Austin, TX 78724

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Sue Matkin
Nonprofit Management at NS & RD Consulting
Grand Prairie, TX

Ambassador Emeritus
Miguel Garcia
Fort Worth After School
2801 Patino Road
Fort Worth, TX 76112

Ambassador Emeritus
Shannon Bishop
Central Houston Inc.
829 Allston
Houston, TX 77007

Ambassador Emeritus
Johanna Friedel
Afterschool Center of Education at Greenville ISD
9315 Jack Finney Blvd.
Greenville, TX 75402

Ambassador Emeritus
Kate Woodward Young
Texas Director
11500 Jollyville Rd, #3024
Austin, TX 78759

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 Al Green (D-TX)

Rep Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)

Rep Lloyd Doggett (D-TX)

Rep Henry Cuellar (D-TX)

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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