Last night, more than 300 parents, youth and service providers joined Melissa at a town hall meeting to discuss cuts to after school and child care programs. We actually had more people than the Children’s Aid gym could handle so we set up speakers outside so everyone could hear. Young people testified about their after school programs across our district and how they benefited. Youth from the Bronx even did a step performance on peer pressure to show the importance of these programs to them.
The Campaign for Children is doing a call-in today to let the Mayor know we have not given up the fight to save these essential programs. Call (888)-279-3491 to let our City leaders know that child care and after-school must be saved! Download a guide and more information before calling Bloomberg up.
You can also email Mayor Bloomberg and Christine Quinn from the Citizens’ Committee for Children’s website.