Prevent the Elimination of 21st Century Community Learning Centers
President Trump has released his proposed FY 2018 Budget which includes elimination of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers, the only federal funding stream for afterschool and summer programming.
21st Century Community Learning Centers make sure that children and youth in high-poverty schools are engaged throughout the day and year, and are a crucial support for working parents. The success of these programs in closing the opportunity gap is backed by research. They not only support children afterschool and in the summer, but lead to real academic gains that can help close the opportunity gap.
Washington’s children, youth, and families need your support. We're asking Congress to maintain the program and funding level for this program, protecting it from cuts or elimination.
Please let your elected officials in the nation’s capital know how important maintaining current funding for this program is!