Afterschool and summer learning programs are critical allies to help kids recover. A new website, HelpKidsRecover.org, serves as a resource for local and state education agencies on using American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds to support students’ academic, social, and emotional growth by partnering with community-based afterschool and summer programs.
The site includes:
- information on funding by state and district;
- evidence-based practices for quality programs; and
- examples of partnerships from around the country.
Afterschool and summer learning programs should consider sharing the site as a reference with local and state education leaders in your conversations about use of ARP funds.
There’s also an ARP webpage for the out-of-school time field and programs at www.3to6.co/rescue, which includes overview of funding opportunities, resources to make the case to local education leaders, and tips for reaching out.
Help Kids Recover is a campaign of the Afterschool Alliance, After-School All-Stars, Boys & Girls Club of America, Children’s Funding Project, Girl Scouts of the USA, Girls Inc., Horizons National, National 4-H Council, National AfterSchool Association, National Recreation and Parks Association, National Summer Learning Association, YMCA of the USA, and youth development and out-of-school time experts to help connect education leaders with community partners around the shared goal of supporting students.