News, April 22, 2008
Afterschool for All Challenge 2008
The Afterschool Alliance announces the 2008 Afterschool for All Challenge, bringing together "advocates from across the country in Washington D.C. on May 13th and 14th to help grow support for afterschool programs. This year's Afterschool for All Challenge will feature two days of activities, including a youth advocacy track, training and networking sessions, meetings with members of Congress and their aides, and a 'Breakfast of Champions' honoring congressional, state and local leaders.
This year, the Afterschool Alliance will partner with the National League of Cities and its National City Afterschool Summit for the event, which will give city officials, superintendents, school board members and afterschool providers the chance to share strategies for growing quality afterschool programs."
See the Alliance website for news about how, recently, afterschool programs and funding have been a "hot topic in Capitol Hill," as the huge public response to President Bush's 21st CCLC budget cuts "helped convince key congressional committees to hold hearings."URL: http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/news_events.cfm#4000841