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Afterschool Advocacy

Grants for afterschool programs require a healthy dose of advocacy from administrators. Many times, afterschool program grants are the main source of afterschool program funding. Afterschool programs provide valuable resources for children, families and communities. Not only do they offer safe solutions to afterschool care, but they extend learning with programs that enhance fundamentals in science, math, literacy and the creative arts.

Find out how these educational programs enhance the communities they serve and how you can support the expansion of afterschool programs in your area.


Afterschool Advocacy Articles

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How to Set SMART Goals to Grow Your Afterschool Program

The start of a new year is typically a time when most people set resolutions, or goals, for the year ahead. And as program leader, you’re probably inspired to set a…

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5 Afterschool Organizations to Donate to This Giving Tuesday

Coined the annual “Day of Giving,” #GivingTuesday started in 2012 as a way to help others through the gift of your time, donations, goods or your voice. Taking place on the…

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How to Fight Hate and Encourage Tolerance in Afterschool Programs

Hate is commonplace in today’s society. From the demonstration of violence and racism in Charlottesville to the massacre of dozens in a gay nightclub in Orlando, we are inundated with reports…

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Five Stress Management Strategies for Students

Children, like adults, can and do experience stress. In fact, children can begin to feel stressed as early as preschool. And, while they may face a range of stressors -…

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Four Advocacy Strategies for Lights On Afterschool

Every year, one million Americans join together to celebrate Lights On Afterschool (LOA). It’s the only nationwide event held to highlight afterschool programs and the positive impact they have on children,…

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Keep Kids Creative: 5 Practical Tips for Sparking Creativity in Afterschool

“Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.” -Pablo Picasso

Children are born creative. They have a natural curiosity to question, explore and invent, which is…



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