AFTERSCHOOL IN

Maryland


Afterschool programs in Maryland 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.

21st Century Community Learning Centers are the only federally funded before-school, afterschool, and summer learning programs.
President Trump's proposed FY2021 budget eliminates it.
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TODAY

FY 2020

18,553*

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

$18,552,651

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2021

0

kids served in Maryland

$0

to Maryland

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.

Maryland parents strongly support afterschool:

84%

support public funding for afterschool

69%

say afterschool helps them keep their jobs

62%

say afterschool excites kids about learning

65%

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

The need for programs far exceeds the funding available.

Among Maryland's K-12 students:

150,112

are enrolled in afterschool

280,319

are waiting for an available program

192,737

are alone and unsupervised after school

Learn more about afterschool in Maryland

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 Maryland, 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 Maryland

Download the fact sheet for Maryland

The National Center for Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) in the Office of Child Care offers state level fact sheets on school-age child care funded through the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG). Click to view the information for Maryland.

Looking for an afterschool program? Your state network has a listing of programs. Click here to view the list.

Maryland 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.

Ellie Mitchell
Maryland Out of School Time (MOST) Network
1500 Union Ave., Suite 2300
Baltimore, MD 21211
410-332-0170
emitchell@mdoutofschooltime.org
http://www.mdoutofschooltime.org/Home_Page.html

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Kat Stork
Caroline County
MD (410) 200-8651
kstork69@gmail.com

Ambassador Emeritus
Mark Smith
Dream Team 21st Century Program of St. Mary's County
24005 Point Lookout Road
Leonardtown, MD 20650
(301) 475-0242 x28125
mgsmith@smcps.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Elizabeth McGlynn
Girls on the Run of Montgomery County; MD
11821 Parklawn Drive Suite 125
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 881-3801
elizabeth@girlsontherunofmoco.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Lynn Sobolov
ACE Academy 21st CCLC Program
8301 Flower Ave.
Takoma Park, MD 20912
304-291-3091
lsobolov@gmail.com

Ambassador Emeritus
Kendra Wells
University of Maryland Extension
14318 Woodcrest Drive
Rockville, MD 20853
(301) 871-7818
klwells@umd.edu

Ambassador Emeritus
Terrell Sample
Dorchester County Public Schools
700 Glasgow Street
Cambridge, MD 21613
(410) 228-4747
samplet@dcpsmd.org

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 Elijah Cummings (D-MD)

Sen Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)

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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