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.

Unmet demand for afterschool and summer programs in Maryland is high


In 2019, 253,432 children (26%) would have been enrolled in a summer program if one were available to them.

Afterschool programs are supporting kids and families in Maryland

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


Keeping kids safe and out of trouble


Giving working parents peace of mind


Engaging kids in STEM learning


Helping kids build
life skills


Providing kids physical activity

Maryland 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 2021


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


in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide


FY 2022


kids served in Maryland


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.

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Maryland Contacts


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 Network
1500 Union Avenue
Suite 2300
Baltimore, MD 21211
410-374-7692 x101

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

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

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

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

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

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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