Afterschool programs in Arizona 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 Arizona is high

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


say afterschool keeps kids safe and out of trouble


say afterschool excites kids about learning


say afterschool helps kids build life skills


say afterschool gives working parents peace of mind

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Arizona 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 2020


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


in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide


FY 2021


kids served in Arizona


to Arizona

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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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Arizona Contacts


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

Courtney Sullivan
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence
4323 N. 12th Street
Suite 202
Phoenix, AZ 85014

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Mike Cassidy
City of Surprise Youth Services
16000 N Civic Center Plaza
Surprise, AZ 85374

Ambassador Emeritus
Eva Harlow
Deer Valley Unified School District
8700 S. Kyrene Road
Tempe, AZ 85284
(480) 541-1509

Ambassador Emeritus
Jeremy King
City of Tempe-Kid Zone Enrichment Program
3340 E. Rural Rd
Tempe, AZ 85282
(480) 350-5487

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 Sustainability

Afterschool Sustainability VISTAs increase increase the accessibility and quality of afterschool and summer learning programs.

  • Angel Cancino - Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (Phoenix, AZ)


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