North Carolina

Afterschool programs in North Carolina 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 North Carolina is high

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


say afterschool keeps kids safe and out of trouble


say afterschool excites kids about learning


say afterschool helps kids build life skills


say afterschool gives working parents peace of mind

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North Carolina 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 2020


of kids enrolled in North Carolina afterschool attend a 21st CCLC program


in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide


FY 2021


kids served in North Carolina


to North Carolina

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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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North Carolina Contacts


The statewide afterschool network is working to ensure that all kids have access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs.

Sheronda Fleming
North Carolina Center for Afterschool Programs
3725 National Drive
Suite 101
Raleigh, NC 27612
919-781-6833 x135

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

Ambassador for 2019-20
Emily Neff
WAMY Community Action, Inc. / Avery County Afterschool Program
225 Birch Street, Suite 2
Boone, NC 28607

Ambassador Emeritus
Abigail Swanger
Appalachian State University Child Development Center
538 Poplar Grove Road
Boone, NC 28607

Ambassador Emeritus
Claire Tate
1431 Biltmore Drive
Charlotte, NC 28207
(704) 577-5133

Ambassador Emeritus
Bricca Sweet
Ed-LBEX, Inc.
986 Teaberry Road
Boone, NC 28679
(828) 964-8406

Ambassador Emeritus
Bill McClain
Guiding Institute for Developmental Education
2020 East 14th Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
(336) 602-0565

Ambassador Emeritus
Frank Camp
R.D. Euzelle Smith Middle School
9201 Seawell School Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27516-8707
(919) 918-2145 x21905

Ambassador Emeritus
Betsey McFarland
Wade Edwards Foundation & Learning Lab
714 St. Mary's St.
Raleigh, NC 27605
(919) 856-9233 x101

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 David Price (D-NC)

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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