Indiana Afterschool Advocacy Newsletter
Summer 2017 Provider Engagement Launch

There are MANY opportunities in the coming months for you to show and tell your success stories. To help you be ready, the Indiana Afterschool Network is providing this Advocacy Newsletter packed with all the resources you need to connect to policymakers and spread the word about the power of afterschool across Indiana! 
Afterschool Alliance *  *Comprehensive resources to help you learn, act and share the message today!

TWO MINUTE ACTION: Use the Afterschool Alliance action template to add your voice to the outreach to Congress HERE (Quick Lobbying) 

Find much MORE on our  IAN Advocacy Page

What Indiana Media is saying about the Power of  Afterschool Across the State

Let us know how we can help you & share your plans!


Our Vision: We see Indiana as a place where all K-12 youth have access to high quality learning experiences beyond the school day that prepare them for success in school, college, careers, and life.
SUMMER CHALLENGE: Share Your Successes and Build Relationships with Policymakers!

Recent news around the 2017 and 2018 federal budgets and potential funding cuts critical to afterschool have heightened our attention around advocacy.  But, did you know that one of the most effective ways to protect afterschool funding is to keep your success stories in front of the eyes of your local and federal policymakers?  This summer, we challenge you to reach out regularly about the amazing work you are doing in your communities.

JUMPSTART: "Day of Action" 5 Minute Advocacy
On June 7, join the Afterschool Alliance for a national Day of Action to speak out about preserving essential afterschool funding in the Fiscal Year 2018 federal budget. As a group of brave kids takes to Capitol Hill to share how afterschool has helped them beat the odds, afterschool supporters from across the country will be calling up their representatives to say no, we can't afford to lose our afterschool programs.

Make sure phones on Capitol Hill ring off the hook with a loud and clear message that voters won't accept cuts to afterschool: RSVP now.

Nearly 2 million kids and their families could lose the afterschool programs they rely on. Show them you've got their backs: take five minutes on June 7 to make the phone calls that could make or break the battle to save America's afterschool programs.

RSVP on Facebook for a reminder to join the call-in day and for access to our free click-to-call tool, sample script, and tips for success.

Kick start more planning today with our Indiana focused  Advocacy Toolkit.

Choose One of These Two Dates for a Legislator Visit- OR BOTH! 
Maximize your impact by scheduling policymaker visits to your site on one of these national advocacy days:

Summer Learning Day - July 13, 2017
Summer Learning Day is an annual national advocacy day led by the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) to elevate the importance of keeping kids learning, safe and healthy every summer. Find event ideas, register your celebration, join the nation-wide call to #KeepKidsLearning and more  HERE.

LIGHTS ON Afterschool - October, 26 2017
Launched in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities. The effort has become a hallmark of the afterschool movement and generates thousands of media clippings each year. Register, access planning tools and FREE promo items, and more  HERE.