AFTERSCHOOL IN

West Virginia


Afterschool programs in West 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.

Unmet demand for afterschool and summer programs in West Virginia is high

35k

In 2019, 35,344 children (13%) would have been enrolled in a summer program if one were available to them.

Afterschool programs are supporting kids and families in West Virginia

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

76%

Keeping kids safe and out of trouble

79%

Giving working parents peace of mind

73%

Engaging kids in STEM learning

82%

Helping kids build
life skills

92%

Providing kids physical activity

West Virginia parents strongly support afterschool

0.86

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

7,502*

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

$7,501,564

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2022

8,103

kids served in West Virginia

$8,102,769

to West 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.

Learn More about Afterschool in West Virginia

West 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.

Susan Gamble
West Virginia Statewide Afterschool Network
4700 MacCorkle Ave SE
Suite 1003
Charleston, WV 25304
304-720-9884
skgamble@mail.wvu.edu
http://wvsan.ext.wvu.edu/

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Lynn Sobolov
143 Loch Haven Dr.
Morgantown, WV 26508
304-291-3091
lsobolov@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:

Sen Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)

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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