Because of YOU, the state budget includes additional funding for state afterschool programs! This funding provides temporary relief to keep afterschool programs open this year, but it falls short of what programs need to provide high quality service in future years.
We will continue to fight to make sure afterschool programs remain available for the children, families, schools, and communities who count on them each day.
Here’s how you can help:
1. contact the governor today
When Proposition 64 passed in 2016, campaign ads and the official ballot statement promised that billions of dollars in new government revenue would go to afterschool programs. But programs have not received any of this funding yet.
AB 1085 (McCarty) reiterates the will of the voters and calls out afterschool programs as a model example of how Prop 64 funds should be used. This bill has been passed by the state legislature and now we need the Governor to sign it and allocate Prop 64 funds to afterschool programs.
TAKE ACTION TODAY:
TEXT “Leaders” to 52886 or CLICK HERE.
2. Sign the petition to save afterschool
Updated Petition: Tell the Governor and the Legislature that you support increased funding for the After School Education and Safety (ASES) program and to develop a plan to keep these high-quality programs open in the future. You can add your name as an individual, an organization, or both. More than 16,000 individuals have already shared their support for more funding for ASES programs and the students and families they serve.
3. contact congress
Fight back against President Trump's proposed elimination of federal funding for afterschool. Contact Congress through Afterschool Alliance's easy form.
4. share your story
Tell us what you are experiencing in your after school program:
Or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
5. become an afterschool advocate
Looking to make a larger impact? Become an Afterschool Advocate to make a bold stand, adding your voice to California Afterschool Advocacy Alliance's powerful chorus of afterschool providers, school districts, and child and family advocates.