AFTERSCHOOL IN

Montana


Afterschool programs in Montana 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

6,123*

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

$6,123,398

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2021

0

kids served in Montana

$0

to Montana

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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.

Montana parents strongly support afterschool:

86%

support public funding for afterschool

75%

say afterschool helps them keep their jobs

61%

say afterschool excites kids about learning

75%

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

The need for programs far exceeds the funding available.

Among Montana's K-12 students:

18,814

are enrolled in afterschool

49,273

are waiting for an available program

33,479

are alone and unsupervised after school

Learn more about afterschool in Montana

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 Montana, 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 Montana

Download the fact sheet for Montana

Montana 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.

Montana Afterschool Alliance
PO Box 1952
Helena, MT 0624
406-624-9272
networklead@mtafterschoolalliance.org
http://www.mtafterschoolalliance.org

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Tim Brurud
Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line
PO Box 68 500 1st Ave
Havre, MT 59501-0068
(406)265-6206
timb@bgchi-line.com

Ambassador Emeritus
Rosie Buzzas
The Flagship Program
1325 Wyoming St
Missoula, MT 59801-1725
406.532.9827
rbuzzas@wmmhc.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Veronica Willeto
Pryor Public Schools 21st CCLC
#1 High School Lane
Pryor, MT 59066
(406) 259-7329
vwilleto@pryor.k12.mt.us

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:

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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