Statewide Afterschool Networks


Statewide afterschool networks work to foster partnership and policies to develop, support and sustain high-quality afterschool and expanded leaning opportunities for children and youth. Working with a broad range of stakeholder groups, including state policymakers and local leaders in education, youth development, juvenile justice, childcare, health and workforce development, statewide afterschool networks develop systems to support academic, social, emotional and physical outcomes for youth. These networks also provide expertise and information for legislators and legislative staff on the state afterschool and summer learning landscapes.

Currently there are 42 statewide afterschool networks that participate in the National Afterschool Network initiative funded by the CS. Mott Foundation. The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) participates in a group of national organizations that work collaboratively to provide technical assistance to these statewide afterschool networks, working alongside the National Governors Association, National League of Cities, Afterschool Alliance, American Institute for Research, Collaborative Communications and Terry Peterson at the College of Charleston, South Carolina.

Below is a map of all afterschool networks in the states with links to their websites, including partnership and prospective states. NCSL is currently overseeing two subgrant initiatives with the afterschool networks, Statewide Stakeholder Summits and Data Project Grants.

  • Statewide Stakeholder Summits help bring the latest after school and summer learning research to state legislators and legislative staff and provide opportunities for our membership to engage in education policy discussions.
  • Data Project Grants help statewide after school networks collect, analyze and share important afterschool and expanded learning opportunities data with state policymakers and other stakeholders
Statewide Afterschool Network Statewide Afterschool Network with Stakeholder Summit grant Statewide Afterschool Network with Data Project grant Afterschool Network Partnership State Prospective State Network

For more information on the statewide afterschool networks and the NCSL subgrant projects, please contact Ashley Wallace at 303-856-1655 or