2022 Nebraska Lights On Afterschool Day Proclamation
Governor Pete Rick declares October 22, 2022 as Nebraska Lights of Afterschool Day!
The Case for Afterschool
The research is clear – when young people regularly participate in high-quality Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELOs), we see improvements in the core A, B, Cs of school success – attendance goes up, positive behaviors increase (and negative behaviors go down) and course work (and grades) improves. One of the primary goals of Beyond School Bells is to support state and local policy that helps Nebraska communities create more, high-quality sustainable ELO programs that enroll more of Nebraska’s highest need students. We leverage our partnerships to help policy makers understand what makes quality ELO programs, how these programs are financed, how they can engage the strengths of all Nebraska communities and, ultimately, what these programs can do to enhance outcomes for all Nebraska students and our future economy.
Stay Up-to-Date on National Policy with Afterschool Alliance Resources
Get updates to federal legislation impacting afterschool programs with this Afterschool Alliance page.
Learn about the funding history, program outcomes, an types of programs supported by 21 CCLCs — the only federal funding source dedicated exclusively to afterschool programs.
Check out featured policy updates with "Afterschool Snack".
Read about ESEA, the law authorizing education programs, including 21st CCLC, Supplemental Education Services (SES) and other initiatives that support afterschool programs.