Afterschool Sustainability

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Afterschool Alliance
     America After 3 PM
   Parents of 28 million kids work outside the home.
   14.3 million, or 25%, of the country‘s K-12 youth
    take care of themselves after school.
   3 to 6 p.m. are the most dangerous hours for kids.
       Juvenile crime soars
       Peak hours for drugs, alcohol, cigarettes and sex
       Lack of physical activity/obesity
   Parents of 15 million children would sign up
    for an afterschool program – if one were

Kansas After 3 PM

 In Kansas, 35% of K-12 youth are
  responsible for taking care of
 More than 16% of K-12 youth in self-
  care would be likely to participate in
  an afterschool program if one were
  available in the community
 Only 9% of Kansas‘s K-12 youth
  participate in afterschool programs
      Afterschool Matters to
      Working Families
   Catalyst and Brandeis University Study
      $50-$300 billion/year due to lost productivity
      PCAST—Parental Concern about Afterschool
      Low-income and minority parents more likely
       than higher-income, white parents to have
       trouble finding high-quality, convenient and
       affordable programs.
   Family benefits of afterschool programs
        Less stress, family work life balance, support
         in keeping job, more energy, saves time
          Quality Programs Benefit
          Children and Youth
   Improved Academic Achievement
       21 CCLC – 43% of students improved reading grades, 49% improved
        math grades
       Promising Afterschool Program Study—Standardized math test scores
        improved for elementary and middle school students
   Improved School Attendance and Engagement in Learning
       More likely to come to school, stay in school and graduate
       TASC participants – higher daily attendance and credit accumulation
       Afterschool Matters – higher class attendance, lower course
        failure, higher graduation rates
       LA‘s BEST-participants 20% less likely to dropout
   Improved Social and Emotional Behavior
       Lower rates of truancy, drug use, violence and teen pregnancy
       Greater self-confidence and development of leadership, critical thinking
        and team-building skills
       Reduction in aggressive behavior, suspensions

Elements of Quality
   Caring relationships
   Infrastructure
   Physical and psychological safety
   Engagement/age-appropriate activities
   Skill building opportunities
   Routine/Structure
   Explicit goals
   Evaluation
   Partnerships

    Support for Afterschool Programs

   More than 80% of voters – children need a
    place to go afterschool that is
    organized, safe, and educational
   2/3 absolute necessity
   72% - newly elected officials in Congress
    should increase funding for afterschool
   73% - state and local officials should increase
    funding for afterschool
   69% of voters - support tax increase

Source: Afterschool Alliance Poll conducted by Lake,
Snell, Perry & Associates, Inc., November 2006

       Federal Afterschool Policy
                                                                 Amount         Amount
                                                          FY   Appropriated   Called for in
Federal Funding Picture                               2002       $1 billion   $1.25 billion
   21st Century Community Learning
                                                      2003       $993.5M       $1.5 billion
    Centers $100 million increase for FY08
   President‘s proposed budget would cut it          2004        $991M       $1.75 billion
    by $300 million and shift to voucher              2005        $991M         $2 billion
                                                      2006        $981M       $2.25 billion
   NCLB authorized $2.5 billion - if fully
    funded 1.4 million more American                  2007        $981M        $2.5 billion
    children would have access to quality             2008        $1.1 B      $2.5 billion
   Other sources of afterschool money:
    CCDBG, Safe and Drug Free
    Schools, OJJDP, SES, Department of
State Afterschool Policy

States Take on Afterschool
   38 Statewide networks working to build
    supportive afterschool systems
   26 Governors held Afterschool Summits
   50 Governors‘ Proclamations for Lights
    On Afterschool
   Creative and Diverse Ways to Fund
      States & Afterschool in ‗07 and ‗08

   KS – $400,000 Middle School Afterschool Activity Advancement Grant
   GA - $14 million to school- and community- based afterschool programs
    through TANF, renewed for FY09
   MA - $2 million in state funding; $5.45 million increase for FY09
   NJ - $15 million in state funds to NJ After 3 PM
   SC – Increased funding for afterschool/homework centers by $3.78 million
   OH – $10 million in TANF funds to support afterschool programs in targeted
   TN – Up to $18 million unclaimed lottery funds (LEAP)
   MN – $5.3 million in new state funds
   CA - $550 million from Proposition 49

Other Key Players

 Corporations and foundations
 Faith-based partners
 Parents
 School administrators and teachers
 Libraries and museums
 Mayors, police chiefs, city council,
  school board
 Parks and Recreation

What You Can Do
         Know Your Allies

 Afterschool Providers
 House & Senate Afterschool Caucuses

 CEOs, Police Chiefs, District
  Attorneys, Parents and more
 Youth

 State and citywide leaders

           Afterschool for All

Show your support for afterschool programs
 and what they do for our children, families
 and communities
Register your support & be recognized by
 Afterschool for All campaign
    Thousands of leaders, organizations and
     businesses already on board
    Sign up at
    ―28 in 08‖

Afterschool for All Challenge

 Premier  afterschool event in the
  nation‘s capital
 Honoring leaders in Congress
  and in the States
 Let members of Congress hear
  from you and your youth about
October 16, 2008
        Lights On… And Beyond!
   Annual nationwide event
   Brings attention to the need for afterschool
    programs and resources
      7,500+ events and 1 million Americans
      National Chair Governor Arnold
       Schwarzenegger; Kevin Sorbo and Rhea
       Perlman as spokespeople
      Thousands of newspaper & TV stories
      Build relationships w/ business
       community, neighborhood leaders, elected
          Ten Steps to Media Coverage
                1.      Create a Media List.
                    2.   Invite the Public.
          3.   Identify your 2-3 key messages.
     4.      Structure events with media in mind.
5.        Appeal to the press, build relationships.
                 6.    Issue news releases.
                  7.    Develop press kits.
           8.   Manage media at your events.
                 9.     Event management.
          10. Reap the benefits of your work!

    Additional Media Strategies

   Newspaper opinion page and writing a
    letter to the Editor or op-ed pages.

   Constant contact with radio stations and
    newspapers to promote your programs
    via public service announcements.

   Make afterschool an election year issue.

     Afterschool Alliance

   Research & Policy Analysis
   Public Awareness & Media Outreach
   Grassroots Network Development
   Technical Assistance – Communications,
    Advocacy and Coalition Building
   Opinion Leader Education
   Afterschool for All Challenge

Yvonne Woods
Research Associate
Afterschool Alliance