The Pennsylvania Afterschool Delegation Makes Capitol Hill Visits
Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network (PSAYDN) at Center for Schools and Communities led the state delegation during the Afterschool Alliance’s “Afterschool for All Challenge” in Washington, D.C. on June 12. The group met with 2019 PSAYDN Afterschool Policymaker Champion Congressman Glenn Thompson and visited Senators Toomey and Casey, Congresswomen Scanlon and Dean, and Congressmen Thompson, Perry and Doyle.
This marked the 18th Afterschool for All Challenge; as 2000 voices from across the nation told Congress not to eliminate the quality afterschool and summer learning programs that families rely on to keep children safe, inspire them to learn, and give working parents peace of mind. The Trump administration has proposed eliminating all funds for 21st Century Community Learning Centers, the primary federal funding stream for afterschool and summer learning programs.Learn More at Afterschool Alliance