THANK YOU + the policy road map to protecting afterschool funding
When the President called for elimination of funding for afterschool, we asked you to act. And act you did: you sent 71,500 emails to Congress, joined 300 face-to-face meetings, set up dozens of site visits with policymakers, and helped hundreds of afterschool representatives make the case for afterschool on Capitol Hill.
Did it matter? YES! We've gone from $0 and 1.6 million kids losing afterschool, to a proposal in Congress that keeps programs for 1.4 million kids nationwide. But the budget battle is far from over.
Now is the perfect opportunity to take stock and determine the path ahead. Find out where we are, where we've been, and what lies ahead for afterschool advocates and supporters in our latest policy blog, "You are here: The policy road map to protecting afterschool funding."Learn what has happened, what's in store and you YOU can play a role as an advocate for aferschool!