Afterschool programs in Texas 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 Texas is high

Time for a Game-Changing Summer in Texas

Summer enrichment can be a game-changer for young people. For families, affordable summer programs and camps can be a lifeline. Yet, for families in Texas, unmet demand for summer programs is high. Based on recently released research, learn more about what summer looks like for young people in the state.

Texas Summer Data

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


in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide


FY 2021


kids served in Texas


to Texas

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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Texas Contacts


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

Jenna Courtney
Texas Partnership for Out of School Time
8509 FM 969 Bldg 509
Austin, TX 78724

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Johanna L. Friedel, M.Ed.
Afterschool Center of Education at Greenville ISD
9315 Jack Finney Blvd.
Greenville, TX 75402

Ambassador Emeritus
Jack Garcia
P.O. Box 1625
Olmito, TX 78575
(956) 893-9516

Ambassador Emeritus
Barbara Dunnam
Camp Fire Central Texas
Box 303040
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 349-2111

Ambassador Emeritus
Shannon Bishop
Children's Museum of Houston
1500 Binz Street
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 522-1138

Ambassador Emeritus
Sue Matkin
Nonprofit Management at NS & RD Consulting
Grand Prairie, TX 214-564-4623

Ambassador Emeritus
Kate Woodward Young
Texas Director
11500 Jollyville Rd, #3024
Austin, TX 78759
(512) 347-9658

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 Al Green (D-TX)

Rep Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)

Rep Lloyd Doggett (D-TX)

Rep Henry Cuellar (D-TX)

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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