AFTERSCHOOL IN

Utah


Afterschool programs in Utah 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.

New Data: From a Time of Risk to a Time of Opportunity

A report by Fight Crime: Invest in Kids finds that afterschool programs play a vital role in turning the hours between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. into a time of opportunity for our young people, with the 70% drop in juvenile crime corresponding with the rise in availability of afterschool opportunities across the country.

Learn what the peak time for juvenile crime is in Utah, as well as how when schools are closed but many parents are still on the job, afterschool programs are keeping kids safe, inspiring them to learn, and giving working parents peace of mind.Download the fact sheet for Utah

Download the fact sheet for Utah

Utah parents strongly support afterschool:

81%

support public funding for afterschool

71%

say afterschool helps them keep their jobs

58%

say afterschool excites kids about learning

71%

say afterschool reduces the likelihood that kids will engage in risky behavior

The need for programs far exceeds the funding available.

Among Utah's K-12 students:

57,686

are enrolled in afterschool

257,482

are waiting for an available program

99,148

are alone and unsupervised after school

Learn more about afterschool in Utah

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

TODAY

FY 2019

5,986*

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

$5,986,198

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2020

0

kids served in Utah

$0

to Utah

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.

Looking for an afterschool program? Your state network has a listing of programs. Click here to view the list

Utah 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.

Kelly Riding
Utah Afterschool Network
254 South 600 East, Suite 200
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
801-359-2722
kellyr@utahafterschool.org
http://www.utahafterschool.org/

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

Ambassador for 2019-20
Kaylee Milliner
Promise South Salt Lake
2531 S 400 E South
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
801-828-7245
kmilliner@sslc.com

Ambassador Emeritus
Margaret Peterson
Community Education Partnership of West Valley City
3600 Constitution Blvd.
West Valley City, UT 84119
(801) 949-9812
mpeterson@cep4kids.org

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:

Afterschool STEM Expansion

STEM Afterschool Expansion VISTAs expand access to high-quality afterschool programs that focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

  • Dallas Thornley - Utah Afterschool Network (Salt Lake City, UT)

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