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After School and Summer Learning Programs Need Your Support

posted Mar 14, 2017, 5:57 AM by damon.cawley@ccsuonline.org   [ updated Mar 14, 2017, 6:00 AM ]
Reach out to House and Senate Appropriators to protect afterschool choices

Congress is getting ready to determine whether local afterschool and summer learning programs—relied on by millions of families to keep kids safe and engaged—remain open, reduce their services or close their doors. If federal funding is cut, many programs may not survive. More than a million children could be affected, leaving parents without reliable afterschool choices.

More than 10 million kids participate in afterschool programs every day. Across the country, another 20 million are still waiting for an opportunity to take part. These students need an increase in afterschool resources—not a cut.

You can make a difference: call on Congress to protect funding for afterschool and summer learning programs.