Fight Crime: Invest in Kids 25th Anniversary - Investments in Afterschool
In 2002, state and federal legislators made major investments in afterschool programs
2002: Fight Crime: Invest in Kids helped to win major investments in afterschool programs at both the state and federal level. The 21st Century Community Learning Center, a federal program, was increased to $1 billion.
Here, founder Sandy Newman talks about the research report and event in 2000 that helped change minds about afterschool programs on the Hill and across the US, helping to spur dramatic increases in federal funding:
2002: California voters passed Proposition 49, which dedicates $550 million annually for afterschool programs.
Watch as former California State Director Brian Lee talks about the outsized role Fight Crime: Invest in Kids had in passing Proposition 49, and how it resulted in California investing three times as much money in afterschool as all other states combined:
In 2000, only 400,000 kids had access to afterschool programs. Through continued outreach by Fight Crime: Invest in Kids and other advocates, 1.8 million kids had access to quality afterschool programs in 2020.
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