The afterschool and summer learning field needs active champions and the support of policymakers at the local, state, and federal level! Maybe you’re looking to put afterschool and summer STEM on the radar of a candidate during election season; meet with a member of Congress on Capitol Hill or in their home office; or host a site visit. Whatever you choose, get prepared with these resources.
Research-based talking points that improve public understanding and increase support for key reforms.
Some common arguments used by advocates are actually unproductive—learn what to say instead.