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MAP is dedicated to expanding quality afterschool and out-of-school time (ASOST) programs and other expanded learning opportunities (ELO) statewide for children, youth, families and communities.
Advocacy Day 2013
Afterschool Works! Advocacy Day
Tuesday, April 23rd - 9:00am
Great Hall of Flags - State House
Last year at Afterschool Works! Advocacy Day we asked you to speak up and be a voice for children, youth and high quality expanded learning opportunities. It worked! Together, over the course of a year:
Thank you! Not only does Afterschool Work but clearly, Advocacy Works as well!
The timing of this year's event could not be better. As we gather on Beacon Hill to be a voice for children and youth, the House of Representatives will be in session and is scheduled to be voting on amendments to their budget. We need to make sure that just before your Legislator walks out of their office to vote, they know how much these high quality expanded learning opportunities mean to your community.
Register today at: http://afterschoolworksadvocacyday.eventbrite.com/
Afterschool, Out-of-School Time (OST) and expanded learning opportunities inspire and support thousands of Massachusetts children, youth and families every day. From project-based learning to music and the arts to physical fitness and nutrition, OST programs address the needs of the whole child. Yet, only 20% of Massachusetts' 1.3 million school-age children and youth have access to afterschool and out-of-school time opportunities.
For providing quality services, supporting working families, supporting economic growth, strengthening workforce development and keeping kids safe, the answer is simple: AFTERSCHOOL WORKS!
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There are many ways to help support MAP and critical public policy efforts around afterschool and ELO. Here's how:
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