Resources to help you Save Afterschool
Whether you’re looking to explain the benefits of afterschool and the need for additional funding to
your assemblymember, your mayor, your superintendent, of your mom, we hope you’ll find what you need here.
Ases rate increase
California’s After School Education and Safety (ASES) programs serve nearly half a million children in the highest poverty communities every day. But without more funding, 1 in 4 programs are likely to close.
Save Afterschool is advocating for an increase in funding to keep children learning and keep parents working.
California voters were told that millions of dollars would be raised for afterschool programs through the passage of Proposition 64, which legalized and taxed the adult use of marijuana.
Save Afterschool is fighting to make sure lawmakers know that afterschool programs prevent and reduce youth substance use and abuse and receive their fair share of these taxes.
California blends state funding with the federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) funds to serve nearly 860,000 children and youth. Many programs in California depend on this funding, particularly summer learning programs and programming for high school students (for which this is the only public funding source).
Despite strong bipartisan support, President Trump has repeatedly called for the elimination of this funding.