Arizona’s out-of-school time programs need state level support now

| January 26, 2021
 
Arizona’s out-of-school time programs
need state level support now
 
Champions and advocates of afterschool,
 
Thank you to those who have supported our efforts to establish state funding for Arizona’s out-of-school time programs. Your commitment to the advancement of quality development for school-aged youth is critical, now more than ever. For those who have not had the chance to show your support, we invite you to act now.
 
With the latest findings from America After 3PM, we know that Arizona’s youth have critical, unmet needs largely due to a significant lack of accessible, quality out-of-school time opportunities. We need your voice to be a part of our call to Arizona’s legislature that they specifically designate state-level funding to school-aged out-of-school time programs.
 
All youth should have access to quality afterschool programs. While 91% of parents are satisfied with their child’s program, the issue remains in accessibility – for every 1 child in an afterschool program, 3 are waiting to get in. Arizona parents, 88%, are largely in favor of public funding for afterschool programs, yet $0 state dollars are allocated to school-age out-of-school time programs. By showing your support today, you will be included in our address to Governor Ducey and Arizona’s Education Committee to establish state funding for school-aged out-of-school time programs.
 
Read the full letter here.
 
If you are not the right contact in your organization for this request, please help us in reaching the correct person by forwarding this message appropriately.
 
Thank you,
 
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence
 
Please sign by January 28th to be included.
 
 
Learn more about the unmet OST needs in Arizona
from America After 3PM:
 

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