With the President’s latest budget proposal, funding for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is being threatened. These devastating cuts would have immediate effects on thousands of afterschool programs that serve millions of youth across the country. Coaching Corps coaches work with many afterschool programs and youth that could suffer as a result of these cuts. We need your help to protect the powerful hubs of mentorship that exist on soccer fields, basketball courts, and softball diamonds across the country. Take a look at the impact afterschool programs have on youth.
Your representatives need to hear from you. It only takes an email or a phone call to help make a difference.
You can show them evidence that afterschool programs are effective. But more importantly, you can tell them how you have seen afterschool programs work—for you, for your children, or for the children you serve. These are the stories that need to be told. Now, more than ever before, it is important for us to work together for the sake of today’s youth and their future.