White House proposes budget to eliminate afterschool: Urge Congress to support afterschool now


President Trump proposed a budget plan which eliminates afterschool and summer learning programs for 1.7M kids. Policymakers in Congress will decide whether local programs will remain open or close their doors. Your advocacy has saved 21st Century Community Learning Centers before: can we count on you again?

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Afterschool programs keep kids safe, inspire them to learn and help working families. For every child in a program, two are waiting to get in. We're working to change that.

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The afterschool blog on the latest research, resources, funding and policy on expanding quality afterschool and summer learning programs for children and youth. Read the latest.

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Afterschool for All Challenge Part II: Making the Case

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Afterschool STEM HUB

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Even though everyday life surrounds us with obvious STEM applications, it can still be challenging to make the case for meaningful reforms in STEM learning. It's harder still when it comes to afterschool settings.

Need help speaking afterschool STEM-ish? The STEM HUB has quick start guides, resources & more.

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