President Trump’s budget calls for eliminating federal funding for local afterschool and summer programs. This funding currently supports 57 Kansas programs. It’s now up to us to tell Congress to reject the Administration’s proposal much like they did last year in a bipartisan manner. If the funding is not maintained, nearly two million children and families would be left without reliable afterschool choices. Over 8,000 Kansan youth would lose their programs.
More than 19 million families want and need more afterschool and summer learning opportunities. For every child in a program, two are waiting to get in. In rural Kansas, three children are waiting to get in. Closing 10,000+ afterschool programs will hurt families and children in every part of the country.
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