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|February 18-22|| |
President’s Day Recess
Invite officials to visit your program to talk to the children about their jobs and what they do to keep your community safe.
March 25-April 5
Passover and Easter Recess
Invite officials to visit your program and spend some time participating in activities with students.
Memorial Day Recess
May - September
Key Vote - Congress Works on Appropriations
|June 21|| |
Summer Learning Day
Invite district offices to participate in a Summer Learning Day event. Visit www.summerlearning.org for more information.
Independence Day Recess
August 5 –
September - October
Key Vote - House & Senate Conference on Appropriations Bills, Send to President
Fiscal Year 2014 Begins
|October 17|| |
14th Annual Lights On Afterschool Celebration
Invite all of your elected officials to local Lights On Afterschool events! Let them see how important afterschool programs are to the children and entire community that they serve.
|November 5|| |
With the exception of a few gubernatorial races, this is an off year for elections, as there are no major national races. Your community might hold elections for local government offices. Download our campaign toolkit to help you make afterschool an election issue in your community.
|Federal Policy - Active Hours Afterschool||Policy News|
|Afterschool and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Reauthorization||Federal Afterschool Policy|
|Congressional Caucuses||21st Century Community Learning Centers Federal Afterschool Initiative|
|Title I, Part A School Improvement Grants||Afterschool Recommendations for ESEA Legislation|
|Draft Legislation from the U.S. Senate||Legislative Update from the Administration|
|Draft Legislation from the U.S. House of Representatives||ESEA Legislation Overview|
|Investing in Innovation (i3) Fund||State Stabilization Funds in Economic Recovery Act|
|Title I, Part A Recovery Funds||Policy & Action Center - Main|
|Sample Letter from 21st CCLC or Other Programs||Sample Letter from a Parent|
|Ask the Candidates about Their Position on Afterschool||Sample Letter to the President|
|Sample Script for Calling the White House||Sample Script for Calling Congress|
|Tips on Writing Letters-to-the-Editor||Lights On Afterschool Gallery|
|Lights On Afterschool Gallery||Afterschool in Action: Innovative Afterschool Programs Supporting Middle School Youth (2013)|