Blog Post List
October 3, 2017
With school back in session, kids and parents across the nation are settling back into their school-year schedules. For many, that means adjusting to school closing times that leave students unsupervised for hours each afternoon, until their parents return home from their jobs. Afterschool programs offer a solution to that problem – and much more. One of the Afterschool Alliance's new tools, Finding the Right Afterschool Program for Your Family, walks parents through questions they’ll want to ask and information they’ll want to evaluate before choosing a program.
June 7, 2017
President Trump has proposed eliminating all afterschool program funding. Nearly 2 million kids and families could lose the afterschool programs they count on to keeps kids safe and engaged in learning, and help working parents keep their jobs. The Afterschool Alliance is hosting a nationwide Day of Action to fight President Trump's proposal. We're asking concerned citizens to take action from home by contacting Congress . Congress will decide whether local afterschool and summer learning programs remain open, reduce their services, or shut their doors. Let our leaders know that America’s...
December 4, 2014
One thing I’m grateful for during this season of thanksgiving is the peace of mind that comes from knowing that my two daughters are happy, healthy, safe and constructively engaged during the school day and, just as critically, in the hours afterward. My girls are lucky.
February 14, 2014
Valentine's Day is all about showing the people you love how much they mean to you. It's about expressing how you feel to those who make your life richer and more meaningful. This year, moms around the country are sending Valentines to their afterschool programs. It’s no wonder that afterschool programs hold a special place in the hearts of many busy parents. As a mom myself, I know how important it is to be sure that when they are not with me, my children are safe, supervised, learning and engaged. Afterschool programs do all that – they provide a space for children to expand their horizons...
January 29, 2009
The hours after school are often rife with worry as moms and dads struggle to cobble together safe and adequate childcare arrangements. As a mom, I constantly worry about what is best for my daughters after school. Safety is key, but it is not enough.