Breaking News! After-School State Budget Victory Impacts Millions of Kids!

June 28, 2017

CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENT SENDS STRONG MESSAGE THAT AFTER-SCHOOL MATTERS!
 


See how After-School transformed Ashley’s Life
 

We are thrilled to share the news that California Governor Jerry Brown approved an additional $50 million in ongoing funding for the After School Education and Safety (ASES) program by signing the 2017-18 state budget. ASES resulted from the 2002 voter-approved initiative, Proposition 49, which positioned California as a national champion for after-school. Proposition 49 directed funding to local after-school programs that provide a safe, enriching environment for kids to go when the bell rings at 3pm.
 
ASAS founder and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was instrumental in backing and advocating for Proposition 49, and we are delighted to see the current state government continuing to carry the torch forward for after-school.
 
 

 

Governor Jerry Brown and the entire California legislature sent a powerful, positive message to our kids and our country that after-school matters!
 
Hear from a current student in the program about the impact it’s had on his life.
 
Learn more about our #IHeartAfterschool campaign to ensure that ALL students in our country have the same opportunities that Governor Jerry Brown made possible for California kids today!
 

Show your support! Tweet out: $50 million extra in CA budget for #Afterschool to ensure safe place for kids at 3pm! #IHeartAfterschool #SaveAfterschool

 

 
Want to do more? Call legislators and the Governor to say thank you. You can find the phone numbers for Legislators here. You can reach the Governor’s office at (916) 445-2841.
 

Suggested language:
 
“Hi, my name is (your name). I live/work in (city). I want to thank (Assembly Member/Senator _________ or Governor Brown) for supporting our kids, families, and community by providing critical funding to keep the doors open for after school.”
 
Your outreach reminds legislators and the Governor that we are watching them and helps build connections for future actions in support of after school.