Support for afterschool is overwhelming and demand is growing. Nationwide, 9 in 10 adults say afterschool programs are important to their community—and more than 19 million kids are waiting to get in. Decades of research prove afterschool helps kids attend school more often, get better grades, and build foundational skills, like communication, teamwork, and problem solving.
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers program is the only federal funding source dedicated exclusively to supporting local afterschool, before-school and summer learning programs. Grants support Kentucky schools and community-based organizations provide afterschool and summer learning programs to over 37,000 Kentucky students in over 170 communities across the Commonwealth.
For more information on how you can support out-of-school time programs in Kentucky, please visit the Kentucky Out-of-School Alliance (KYOSA). KYOSA is our state’s network for out-of-school time professionals and advocates focused on supporting the continued growth, development, and accessibility of quality out-of-school programs to promote the success of children and youth.