AFTERSCHOOL IN

Massachusetts


Afterschool programs in Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts is high

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

77%

say afterschool keeps kids safe and out of trouble

72%

say afterschool excites kids about learning

80%

say afterschool helps kids build life skills

86%

say afterschool gives working parents peace of mind

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Massachusetts parents strongly support afterschool

88%

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

17,898*

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

$17,897,942

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2021

0

kids served in Massachusetts

$0

to Massachusetts

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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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Massachusetts 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.

Ardith Wieworka
Massachusetts Afterschool Partnership
6 Beacon St
Suite 312
Boston, MA 2108
617-686-4241
awieworka@massafterschool.org
http://www.massafterschool.org

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Jennifer Reth
Jennifer Reth
244 Essex St
Salem, MA 01970-3434
978-740-5437
jen_anderson75@hotmail.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 Richard Neal (D-MA)

Rep Stephen Lynch (D-MA)

Rep Jim McGovern (D-MA)

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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