AFTERSCHOOL IN

Virginia


Afterschool programs in Virginia 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 Virginia, 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 Virginia

Download the fact sheet for Virginia

Virginia parents strongly support afterschool:

79%

support public funding for afterschool

77%

say afterschool helps them keep their jobs

64%

say afterschool excites kids about learning

72%

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

The need for programs far exceeds the funding available.

Among Virginia's K-12 students:

190,444

are enrolled in afterschool

390,792

are waiting for an available program

236,414

are alone and unsupervised after school

Learn more about afterschool in Virginia

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

TODAY

FY 2019

20,045*

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

$20,045,053

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2020

0

kids served in Virginia

$0

to Virginia

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.

Virginia 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.

Blaire Denson
Virginia Partnership for Out-of-School Time (VPOST)
James Madison University
College of Education
395 S. High Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
804.761.4173
blaire.denson@v-post.org
http://www.v-post.org

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

Ambassador for 2019-20
Daryle Rodgers
Hampton City Schools
School Administrative Center 1 Franklin Street
Hampton, VA 23669
757-727-2015
drodgerspg12@gmail.com

Ambassador Emeritus
Allyson Graul
Alternatives, inc
359 Fenwick Road Bldg. 263
Fort Monroe, VA 23651
757-838-2330
agraul@altinc.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Regla Armengol
919 Canvas Back Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(571) 278-3996
rarmengol@msn.com

Ambassador Emeritus
Karen Walz-Fuentes
Fairfax County Department of Human Resources
12000 Government Center Pkwy, #270
Fairfax, VA 22035
703-324-5176
karen.fuentes@fairfaxcounty.gov

Ambassador Emeritus
Karen Owens
Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism
700 Town Center Dr Ste 320
Newport News, VA 23606
(757) 926-1400
kdowens@nngov.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:

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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