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Join the Afterschool for All Challenge & NAA Convention March 2015

By Shaun Gray

Join us for the NAA & Afterschool Alliance joint conference!
March 8-11, 2015, Washington, D.C.

The Afterschool Alliance is once again teaming up with the National Afterschool Association and afterschool professionals from around the country, March 8-11, 2015 in Washington, D.C., to meet face to face with Members of Congress and urge them to support kids and families who rely on afterschool programs.  Afterschool professionals will bring their powerful stories to our nation’s capital to share with their federal elected officials.  Be sure your stories are part of the message we'll deliver to Congress on Tuesday, March 10, as part of the Afterschool for All Challenge.

By participating in the National Afterschool Association Convention and adding your voice to the Afterschool for All Challenge, you will call attention to the many benefits of afterschool programs and the need for greater access to quality, affordable afterschool programming in low-income communities.  You’ll have the opportunity to hear from leaders around the country who are working to provide opportunities for health and wellness in afterschool, pilot efforts for earning digital badges, provide STEM learning opportunities after school and much more.  You’ll receive training on how to be an effective advocate for afterschool and then hone those advocacy skills by participating in meetings on Capitol Hill with your elected officials.

If you can’t make it to Washington, D.C., on March 10, we’ll need your help to amplify the message at home. We’ll provide you with talking points, sample scripts and a guide to planning meetings with your Congressperson’s local district office.  Keep checking the Afterschool for All Challenge webpage for updated information and materials, and read about our accomplishments from the 2014 Challenge to help you plan for 2015.

You're the local expert on afterschool. Members of Congress need to hear from constituents like you, who care about making “afterschool for all” a reality.

See you in 2015!