HOST Coalition Letter
The Healthy Out-of-School Time (HOST) Coalition has drafted a letter to Congress in response to the Trump administration's full FY2018 budget. The letter sends a strong, unified message in support of the federal policies and programs that promote health and wellness for children across the country. In particular, HOST highlights the ways expanded learning opportunities provide a crucial link between federal health and wellness policies for children, and the real life actions that help children grow up strong and active.
"With an established record of accomplishment, afterschool and summer learning programs should not be underestimated as potential 'game changers' in promoting wellness among young people and therefore funding that support these programs must be maintained," the letter reads.
National or state organizations are strongly urged to sign the letter in order to demonstrate the broad support for healthy out of school time programs.
Read the letter here
To sign on,
complete the form by 2 p.m. PDT today Friday, June 2.