“Afterschool programs have significant potential to help young people find their spark and prepare for success in school today and jobs tomorrow.”

— John Wilson, Fmr. Kansas State Representative

“My son was struggling academically and socially before attending afterschool programs. He is now a young leader and mentor to younger students in the program and raised his math and science grades.”

— Marcia Pomeroy, Director, Office of Cultural Enhancement and Diversity, K-12 Initiative, University of Kansas Medical Center

“The after school program has provided a place for my kids to not only to see that math, reading, English, science, and geography are important, but to also see that learning life skills like leadership, community, commitment, hard work, and even cooking are equally as important.”

— Heather Arnold, Parent (Sublette’s Best, 21st CCLC Program)

We work to ensure that all Kansas youth

have access to safe, affordable, and high-quality out-of-school time learning

We highlight the importance of…


Building skills and engaging students through hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math initiatives


Preparing youth for the rapidly changing demands and skills sets required for 21st century careers


Helping youth become leaders, speak out, and form a collective voice for positive change and community action

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