Afterschool programs in Washington 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 Washington is high

Time for a Game-Changing Summer in Washington

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 Washington, 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.

Washington Summer Data

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


in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide


FY 2021


kids served in Washington


to Washington

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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Washington Contacts


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

David Beard
Washington Expanded Learning Opportunities Network
801 23rd Avenue South
Suite A
Puyallup, WA 98371

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Tammie Shaw
College Success Foundation, Rogers High School
1622 E. Wellesley Avenue
Spokane, WA 99207
(509) 847-3423

Ambassador Emeritus
Beth Wyant
Northwest Community Action Center
701 Rentschler Lane
Toppenish, WA 98948
(509) 865-7630 x2747

Ambassador Emeritus
Brent Cummings
Walla Walla 3R 21st CCLC
364 S. Park Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362
(509) 526-1929

Ambassador Emeritus
Dorinda Belcher
White Salmon Valley School District
P.O. Box 631
White Salmon, WA 98672
(509) 493-1502

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 Rick Larsen (D-WA)

Rep Adam Smith (D-WA)

Sen Patty Murray (D-WA)

Sen Maria Cantwell (D-WA)

Afterschool and Summer Meals

Afterschool and Summer Meals Expansion VISTAs increase afterschool and summer meal program participation among low-income children and families.

  • Sierra Wagner - School's Out Washington (Seattle, WA)


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