AFTERSCHOOL IN

New Jersey


Afterschool programs in New Jersey 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 New Jersey is high

455k

In 2019, 454,931 children (32%) would have been enrolled in a summer program if one were available to them.

Afterschool programs are supporting kids and families in New Jersey

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

78%

Keeping kids safe and out of trouble

88%

Giving working parents peace of mind

77%

Engaging kids in STEM learning

85%

Helping kids build
life skills

87%

Providing kids physical activity

New Jersey parents strongly support afterschool

89%

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 2022

26,737*

of kids enrolled in New Jersey afterschool attend a 21st CCLC program

$26,737,454

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2023

30,428

kids served in New Jersey

$30,428,016

to New Jersey

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.

Learn More about Afterschool in New Jersey

New Jersey 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.

Ebony Grace
New Jersey School-Age Care Coalition
208 Lenox Ave
#363
Westfield, NJ 7090
egrace@njsacc.org
https://www.njsacc.org

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Sarah Cruz
NJSACC
Bloomfield, NJ 07052
sarahbcruz@njsacc.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Keith Pressey
Orange Extended School Day Program
29 North Day Street
Orange, NJ 07050
973-266-4047
k.pressey@ci.orange.nj.us

Ambassador Emeritus
Denise Sellers
1 Sunnybrook Road, Unit A
Stratford, NJ 8084
nanasellers8@gmail.com

Ambassador Emeritus
Darnell Scott
The Jointure
580 Old York Road
Branchburg, NJ 8876
908-722-0233 x110
dscott@jointure.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:

Sen Robert Menendez (D-NJ)

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.

TAKE ACTION!

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