Our first goal is to provide an additional 16,000 local children with access to free and low-cost afterschool programs. To reach this goal, we estimate local providers will need $25M annually, in addition to current available funding for afterschool programs. Local providers will also need additional in-kind support and dedicated volunteers to achieve this vision.
In an effort to build collective support for expanded access to afterschool programs, the After the Bell Alliance:
• Leads local advocacy efforts• Facilitates local awareness and collaboration• Tracks local afterschool program capacity• Manages related special projects
As an After the Bell Alliance Member Organization, you can expect to receive invitations to join special taskforces to provide oversight, feedback, and support on special projects. We will also invite you to relevant events and ask your organization to express support for our advocacy efforts.