Research proves that afterschool programs help children learn, grow, and avoid risky behaviors. Students get better grades and gain the skills to prepare them for the jobs of tomorrow.
But insufficient funding puts children at risk of losing their afterschool programs.
The solution: provide the state funding required to keep ASES programs open for children and families across California, especially those struggling to make ends meet.
Increase ongoing state funding by $112.8 million, starting in FY 19-20
This would raise the daily formula to $9.75 per student, which reflects the state’s share of the market cost of quality afterschool programs and would keep pace with the 2019 state minimum wage.
Tie future increases to increases in minimum wage and cost of living
To make sure we don’t end up in the same position year after year, it is critical to include a funding mechanism to adjust with future state minimum wage increases and rising cost of living.