CAN Policy Newsletter – New Advocacy Resources!
November 7, 2019

CAN Newsletter
Afterschool Fights Crime

We know the life-changing impact afterschool programs can have on children, families, and communities. 

A couple of weeks ago Fight Crime: Invest in Kids released a new report that reinforces the vital role that afterschool programs play in turning the hours after school, and before parents return home from work, into a time of learning and growth for our young people.

This new report, From Risk to Opportunity: Afterschool Programs Keep Kids Safe When Juvenile Crime Peaks, shows that the peak in juvenile crime on school days occurs between 2-6 p.m., provides powerful examples of afterschool programs making a positive difference in young people’s lives and lifts up law enforcement voices who see the influence programs can have in their community.

This new report and accompanying materials serve as a great new advocacy resource for our field!

Read the Afterschool Alliance’s blog post to learn more and be sure to check out the CA specific resources!


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Congratulations to California’s Light’s On Awardees

On October 23rd CAN celebrated Lights On Afterschool with the California Department of Education Expanded Learning Division (EXLD).

During Lights On, the Expanded Learning Division recognizes members of the field for their contributions to Expanded Learning across California. Congratulations to this year’s awardees!

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Save the Date: Lights On Afterschool
Oct. 22, 2020

The 20th Lights On Afterschool was a record-breaking success! 

Save the Date for Lights On Afterschool 2020 - Thursday, October 22!

With your help, we broke new records–hitting 10,000 events and dozens of landmark lightings. In California alone, we had nearly 1,500 events!