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Do you have a story to tell about a fantastic afterschool program? Let policymakers know during the Afterschool Alliance's national Day of Sharing so that everyone knows that #AfterschoolWorks ...

Day of Sharing

September 27, 2017, 9:00am - September 27, 2017, 4:00pm

Let’s show the world what afterschool can do! On September 27, 2017, Afterschool Alliance will be hosting a nationwide Day of Sharing to share the positive impact afterschool programs have every day with policymakers in Congress. Afterschool programs work give hardworking parents and families peace of mind that their children are in a safe and supportive environment and taking part in an immersive, enriching learning experiences. Tell your story, share an image, or create a video that portrays the meaning of your afterschool experience. Then, tag your members of Congress using our social media handle lookup tool. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #AfterschoolWorks so you can take part in a nationwide celebration of all that afterschool programs are doing to benefit our students, families, and schools across the nation. Check out our blog post for tips and best practices for sharing your story on social media!

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By 5th grade, cumulative years of summer learning loss can leave low-income students 2.5 to 3 years
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National Summer Learning Day 2017

July 13, 2017, 12:00am - July 13, 2017, 11:59pm

Summer Learning Day is an annual national advocacy day led by the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) to highlight the importance of keeping kids learning, safe and healthy every summer. Stay tuned for our new and freshly updated app to promote your own Summer Learning Day event! Photo courtesy of Chicago Public Library.

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With the help of people like you, the Afterschool Alliance is fighting back against cuts to afterschool funding. Participate in their day of action and let everyone know that afterschool works! ...

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MAP is happy to release a new issue briefing on April 10th at 1PM-3pm in room 428 in the Massachusetts State House. With recent news on the proposed cuts to federally funded afterschool programs such as 21st Century Community Learning Centers, MAP wants to promote the importance of state funded programs. State support is especially important for afterschool STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) programs, which help promote new methods of learning and engaging material that may otherwise be inaccessible to some children and youth, helping to close the achievement gap. Please join us as we unveil our new STEM issue brief and discuss ways to increase access to high quality afterschool and summer programs for everyone. The issue brief will be held as a joint Afterschool and Out-of-School Time (ASOST) Coordinating Council meeting with co-chairs Representative Jen Benson and Senator Tom McGee who will further discuss the impact of state and federal funding streams have on afterschool and summer learning. Lunch will be served. ...

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