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Deadline: January 8, 2016
Be one of the 15 individuals participating in the 2016 PSAYDN Ambassador Program. Build relationship with your federal and/or state house or senate member, and offer policymaker engagement strategies that will allow you to build your elected official understanding of the importance of afterschool, out-of-school-time and summer learning programs. As ambassador you will also learn how to use the media to inform your community about the benefits of these programs.
The Afterschool Alliance joined more than 2,500 other national, state and local organizations for veterans, teachers, scientists, law enforcement, women's rights, transportation safety and others to call on congress to avoid America’s next great budget crisis. Funding levels for programs like the 21st Century Community Learning Centers initiative, which provides quality learning opportunities for 1.6 million children when school is out, were not cut – in fact increased slightly – the past two years under the bipartisan Murray-Ryan budget deal signed in December 2013.