Candidates Responses to Arizona Out-of-School Time Youth Programs

| August 22, 2014

Throughout the past six weeks, the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence has been reaching out to candidates across the state, and asking them to pledge their support for Arizona Out-of-School Time youth programs.  Candidates for Congress were asked to complete a 3-question survey, regarding their support for:  The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), 21st Century Community Learning Centers, and The Supporting Afterschool STEM Act.

 Responses from candidates were received in 7 districts, including Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, Rep. Ron Barber, Rep. Raúl Grijalva, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, and every candidate running in District 7.  The survey and responses are linked below; you can also find the results and select quotes from the candidates at

 Candidates for the State Legislature, as well as Superintendent of Public Instruction, were asked to sign the Arizona Out-of-School Time Pledge, and become Arizona Out-of-School Time Advocates.

 28 Legislative Candidates representing 15 Districts, including current Education Committee Chair Senator Kimberly Yee, as well as Superintendent for Public Instruction Candidate David Garcia, signed on as Arizona Out-of-School Time Advocates. The full list is available here:

 The lives of thousands of Arizona youth are enriched each year by the hundreds of afterschool, before school, and summer programs available across our state.  Studies show that these programs play a key role in improving attendance and student engagement, while reducing problem behaviors and drop-out rates. Quality out-of-school time programs are vital to positive youth development, and are an indisputable asset for working families.

 The 2014 Election Page is a hub of information for Arizona voters.

To see the Survey News Release, Click here.

To see the Pledge given to candidates to sign, Click here.

Candidate Surveys:

2014 US House candidate survey

Ann Kirkpatrick

Jarrett Maupin

Joe Cobb

Kyrsten Sinema

Mary Rose Wilcox

Mikel Weisser

Randy Camacho

Raul Grijalva


Ruben Gallego

W. John Williamson

This information was provided by For the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence.

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