LIGHTS ON AFTERSCHOOL
Lights On Afterschool
Youth Afterschool Ambassador: "I encourage others to speak up and be heard"
Afterschool advocates talk 21st CCLC, Higher Education Act, and child nutrition on Capitol Hill
Congress hears 2,000 voices unite: Keep the Lights On Afterschool!
Advocates from 42 states visit Capitol Hill & urge Congress to reject Trump administration proposal to end federal afterschool funding
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Immokalee Teens Earn Scholarship Money Through Mentor/Tutor Program (WJCT, Florida)
The nonprofit Guadalupe Center is working to break the cycle of poverty in the Immokalee farmworker community by...
New Club Allows Urbandale Students to Use Lessons in the Real World (WHO, Iowa)
Urbandale High school senior Maya Sims wanted to make a difference in her community, so she created a new...
Earlier this month more than 200 advocates traveled to Washington for our 16th annual Afterschool for All Challenge. Here at the Afterschool Alliance, the Challenge often...
Thank you to the thousands of friends of afterschool for the hard work this week in Washington and nationwide to send a clear message Congress that afterschool works!
On March 17 and 18, dedicated afterschool advocates from 48 states participated in our first all-virtual Afterschool for All Challenge. For many, their advocacy efforts took place amidst the first week of school (and often afterschool) closures in their states. Afterschool advocates were eager to...
BY: Jen Rinehart 03/31/20
It has been one week since my favorite days of the year: hundreds of students, parents, providers and other advocates took to Capitol Hill for the Afterschool for All Challenge. The 18th Afterschool for All Challenge featured almost 200 individuals from 41 states in more than 175 meetings with...
BY: Erik Peterson 06/20/19
June 12 marked the 18th Afterschool for All Challenge, and we made our voices heard! Supporters from all across the nation 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...
BY: Ursula Helminski 06/13/19
We’re just two days away from the 2019 Afterschool for All Challenge! Brave kids from across the nation, including our inaugural class of Youth Afterschool Ambassadors, are heading to D.C. to take the case for afterschool direct to their members of Congress. While they’re on Capitol...
BY: Charlotte Steinecke 06/10/19
By Timothy Hall, 2019 Youth Afterschool Ambassador from Mountain Home Airforce Base.
I participated in this year’s Afterschool for All Challenge as an Afterschool Youth Ambassador. Through the Afterschool Alliance I took a trip to Washington D.C. to be an advocate for afterschool...
BY: Guest Blogger 08/30/19