AFTERSCHOOL IN

Florida


Afterschool programs in Florida 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 Florida is high

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

75%

say afterschool keeps kids safe and out of trouble

78%

say afterschool excites kids about learning

82%

say afterschool helps kids build life skills

82%

say afterschool gives working parents peace of mind

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Florida parents strongly support afterschool

89%

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 2020

66,119*

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

$66,119,266

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2021

0

kids served in Florida

$0

to Florida

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.

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Florida 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.

Brian Hickey
Florida Afterschool Network
1211 Governor Square Blvd.
Suite 200
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 487-6300 ext. 338
bhickey@FLafterschool.com
http://www.FLAfterschool.com

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

Ambassador for 2019-20
Nicole Carter
City of Hallandale Beach-Hepburn Center Afterschool Tutorial Enrichment Program
1000 NW 8th Avenue
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
954-479-2989
ncarter@cohb.org

Ambassador for 2019-20
Kwamara Thompson
Palm Beach County Boys & Girls Clubs
800 Northpoint Parkway Suite 204
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
973-727-5671
kthompson@tectalksolve.com

Ambassador Emeritus
Suzette Harvey
Prime Time Palm Beach County
2300 High Ridge Road, Suite 330
Boynton Beach, FL 33426
561-732-8066
sharvey@primetimepbc.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Ralph Smith
Computer Mentors Group
2802 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Suite F
Tampa, FL 33610
(813) 236-1191
rsmith@computermentors.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Laurie Bourdon
Duval County Public Schools
2924 Knights Lane E #275B
Jacksonville, FL 32216
(904) 739-4868
bourdonl@duvalschools.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Jennifer Faber
Florida's Office of Early Learning
6973 Kimberly Terrace
Ft. Myers, FL 33919-6900
(239) 432-0051
jfaber@floridacsc.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Debra Ballinger
R'Club
4140 49th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL 33709
727-578-5437
dballinger@rclub.net

Ambassador Emeritus
Robert Hill Jr.
Greater Miami/Ft. Lauderdale American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
4000 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, FL 33021
(954) 364-5007
robert.hill@heart.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Sierrra Newhouse
City of Orlando After-School All-Stars
595 N. Primrose Avenue
Orlando, FL 32802
(407) 246-3819
sierra.newhouse@cityoforlando.net

Ambassador Emeritus
Justin Pinn
Miami, FL (305) 615-0222
pinnj15@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:

Rep Alcee Hastings (D-FL)

Rep Kathy Castor (D-FL)

Rep Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)

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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