Afterschool programs in Ohio 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 Ohio is high

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Unmet demand in Ohio 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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Ohio 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 Ohio afterschool attend a 21st CCLC program


in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide


FY 2021


kids served in Ohio


to Ohio

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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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Ohio Contacts


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

Michele Ritchlin
Ohio Afterschool Network
74 W William Street
Room 104
Delaware, OH 43015

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

Ambassador for 2019-20
Debbie Frison
21st Century Community Learning Center Glenwood/Rosa Parks Elementary
2053 N. 14th Street
Toledo, OH 43620

Ambassador Emeritus
Amy Gordon
Communities In Schools of Central Ohio
6500 Busch Blvd., Suite #105
Columbus, OH 43229
(614) 214-6864

Ambassador Emeritus
Warren Fauver
Community Learning Centers of WCESC
1867 N. Research Drive
Bowling Green, OH 43402
(419) 354-9010

Ambassador Emeritus
Chris Francis
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
1105 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 362-2020

Ambassador Emeritus
Becky Spencer
YMCA Storer Camps
361 Mallard
Perrysburg, OH 43551
(407) 375-1640

Ambassador Emeritus
Megan Henkel
Young Rembrandts, Greater Cleveland - West
PO Box 910
North Olmsted, OH 44070

Ambassador Emeritus
Desiree Bolden
Akron Afterschool
65 Steiner Avenue
Akron, OH 44301
(330) 761-3155

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 Tim Ryan (D-OH)

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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