The state budget signed by Governor Newsom yesterday
includes additional funding for state after school
programs because of YOU. Thank you for raising your voice to
help children succeed in school and support working parents who
depend on publicly funded after school programs for quality child
The funding in the budget provides temporary relief to keep after school programs open this year, but it falls short of what programs need to provide high-quality service in future years.
June 12 marked the 18th Afterschool for All Challenge, and we made our voices heard! CAN joined other supporters from California and all across the nation that told Congress not to eliminate the quality afterschool and summer learning programs that we rely on to keep children safe, inspire them to learn, and give working parents peace of mind. Kicking off the 20th Lights On Afterschool season, our rallying cry of the day was, “Keep the Lights On Afterschool!”
The meetings on Capitol Hill are over, but there is still so much supporters can do from home to support them with clicks, calls, and emails: