While the full report and data sets paint a picture of the expanded learning landscape in DC, the smiles of young people tell us a story.
Click the picture to view the Photo Slideshow: Slidely Slideshow
Even though DC is ranked number two in the country for having quality afterschool programs, there are still many low-income children not accessing these vital enrichment opportunities. In fact, even when you look at the numbers there are 31,633 at-risk students attending DC public schools, but only 6,935 available expanded learning slots [INFOGRAPHIC]. It is easy to see the severe deficit in programming for young people who need the supports most.
Access to quality programming for students in at-risk communities is a high priority on DCAYA’s advocacy agenda.
We need to #KeepTheLights on afterschool so ALL DC children have access to the amazing expanded learning programs our community has to offer.
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Thank you to all of our members who lent their smiles and cute kids to our advocacy photo slideshow. Together we can "Keep the #LightsOnAfterschool."