There are millions of reasons to love afterschool. Afterschool programs keep kids safe, inspire learning, and help working families. Tell the world why you, your students, and your community love your afterschool program!
In addition to the inspiring stories we hear from afterschool programs every year, this year we're encouraging young people to share why they love afterschool! We're asking afterschool youth to tell us what they think, feel, appreciate, or miss about their afterschool programs. Young people age 13 and up are invited to share their views in writing, videos, or art pieces through our Youth Voice Story Collection survey.
And you’re done! Follow the hashtag and see how other afterschool programs are showing their love.Want to magnify your impact? Personalized messages resonate with policymakers. Find and tag your representatives with this simple tool. And when you’re done, mail the finished templates to your member of Congress’ district office. Find your member of Congress here.
Save and share these graphics under the hashtag #IHeartAfterschool! Simply click each graphic to download.
#AfterschoolWorks for us! We love afterschool because [add student response]. #IHeartAfterschool @afterschool4all
Why do we love afterschool? It gives our youth a chance to share their voice! Look at what these [Program Name] students have to say about why they <3 afterschool! #IHeartAfterschool @afterschool4all
We couldn’t imagine not having [Program Name] after school to look forward to! #IHeartAfterschool @afterschool4all
We love our [Program Name] students! See how #AfterschoolWorks for them! #IHeartAfterschool @afterschool4all
We’re spreading the love for afterschool by sharing what we <3 about [Program Name]! #IHeartAfterschool @afterschool4all
We’re joining hundreds of afterschool programs around the country by showing our love for afterschool for Valentine’s Day! Why do we <3 afterschool? Just see what [Program Name] students had to say! #IHeartAfterschool @afterschoolalliancedc
Send a message to your members of Congress with a message customized with data about afterschool in your state!
.@[rephandle], #AfterschoolWorks for the [###] kids in a program in [STATE]. But [###] are still waiting for a spot. This Valentine’s Day we want more funding! #IHeartAfterschool
#IHeartAfterschool because #AfterschoolWorks for the [##]% of [STATE] parents who support funding for afterschool. Thank you to all the afterschool staff & providers that take care of our kids!
You don’t just have to use the printable. If you or your students have another idea to show off why they love afterschool, we want to see those, too! A few possibilities: