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Celebrate National Fitness and Sports Month!
You ready? 3,2,1…GO! The month of May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month! This annual observance highlights the importance of healthy lifestyles, being physically active and participating in your favorite sports. Critical to enabling children to reach their fullest potential, ...
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Afterschool Spotlight: The LOVE Club
The Afterschool Alliance is pleased to present this Afterschool Spotlight, part of a series featuring the stories of children, parents and providers of summer and afterschool programs. Have a story to share? Email Robert Abare at rabare@afterschoolalliance.org. For 12 years, Dr. A. Michael Shaw ...
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Take the Virtual Challenge, gain powerful allies for your program
On Tuesday, May 24, more than 250 afterschool advocates will arrive in Washington, D.C. for the Afterschool for All Challenge, meeting with their representatives in Congress to show them why afterschool programs deserve their support. This year, you too can cultivate powerful afterschool allies ...
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Q&A: An afterschool program enjoys a rewarding visit from Congress
Executive Director of the Afterschool Alliance Jodi Grant recently visited New Haven, Connecticut for a tour of the Jones-Zimmermann Academic Mentoring Program (J-Z AMP), along with local Afterschool Ambassador Mark Fopeano. Mark Fopeano is currently the Program Manager for Dwight Hall at Yale, ...
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Upcoming webinar: Learn to Speak "STEM-ish"
Given all the buzz around "STEM" (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education, it would be easy to assume that everyone knows about it and supports it. But as STEM education advocates know, it can still be challenging to make a compelling case for public investment in STEM education ...
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Members of Congress and national organizations pledge support for boosted afterschool funding 
While the House of Representatives is now in recess until April 12, the appropriations process continues as appropriations subcommittee staff currently begin work on drafting spending bills. A challenge for appropriators will be meeting the needs of children and families given the constraints of ...
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10 reasons to take the Virtual Challenge this month
As you might have heard, afterschool advocates from across the country are flocking to Washington, D.C. on May 23 to participate in the Afterschool for All Challenge, when they'll be sharing powerful stories to boost support for afterschool among national legislators.
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Tomorrow Together: A call for service, empathy and unity this 9/11
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Guest blog: Save the Bay students get to know local wildlife
Written by Jennifer Kelly, After School Program Manager for Save the Bay. This blog post is presented as part of a series celebrating afterschool programs involved in environmental education, with more installments coming throughout April! Join the conversation about afterschool's role in ...
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Help us celebrate environmental education this month!
The Afterschool Alliance is excited to announce that throughout April we will be celebrating environmental education! Our goal is to highlight the work that afterschool programs do to address the importance of environmental education by showcasing how programs are engaging students to think ...
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The power of parent advocacy to expand afterschool access
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Drumroll please! And the winner of the Dollar General Afterschool Literacy Award is...
We are thrilled to announce the winner of the 2016 Dollar General Afterschool Literacy Award and $10000 prize: Redhound Enrichment afterschool program! The Corbin, Kentucky based afterschool program was recognized today at the National AfterSchool Association's annual convention at the ...
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The nation's leading voice for afterschool, the Afterschool Alliance is the only organization dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of afterschool programs and advocating for more afterschool investments. The Afterschool Alliance works with the Administration, the U.S. Congress, governors, mayors and advocates across the country. Today the Afterschool Alliance boasts more than 25,000 afterschool program partners and our publications reach more than 65,000 interested individuals every month.