Afterschool Landscape in Dallas County

Of the 380,000 children between the ages of 5 and 14 in Dallas County, 84,900 attend an afterschool program. While many children are in the care of a guardian or family member, there are still over 100,000 children without adult supervision between 3 and 6 pm. Across Texas, the lack of access to quality afterschool programming has direct negative consequences for economic growth, academic success, food security, and public safety.


To improve access to afterschool programs across Dallas County, Dallas Afterschool seeks to understand both where current programs are located and where additional seats are needed. The tools on this website are a follow on to the Afterschool Access Map we developed in 2017; they enable the community to see where progress has been made and where work remains to be done. Equipped with this information, Dallas Afterschool can work with afterschool providers, public officials, schools, and funders to address gaps in afterschool availability and build on the strength of existing programs.

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