What Does It Mean to Advocate?
You are advocating every time you press your point of view on an issue, whether it is what to eat for dinner or how much the federal government should invest in afterschool.
Here’s how you can help
- Share the message- Afterschool programs keep kids safe, help working families, and improve academic achievement.
- Talk to your community leaders- Call, write or email your school board, superintendent, principal, local representatives, council l members, and mayors. Tell them how afterschool programs support your family.
- Tell your friends- Public support and concern can turn afterschool programs into a priority for community leaders and policymakers.
- Lend a hand-As much as afterschool programs need money to stay alive, the also need people. Parents, students and anyone with time and a commitment to helping children can lend a hand. Contact your local school to volunteer.
- Make donations-Many afterschool programs rely on private donations, parent fees, and in-kind services to keep their doors open. You can donate to a program in your neighborhood or school
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