Policy & Advocacy

Chair, Jill Edelblute, YMCA of Metro Chicago
The Policy and Advocacy Committee provides a forum for ACT Now to develop and pursue a shared policy agenda to increase the quality and availability of afterschool programs. Its work includes assessing local, state, and federal legislative and other policy opportunities. This committee is also responsible for developing strategies and materials to raise public awareness about the benefits of and needs for afterschool programming, and provides grasstops and grassroots outreach to all relevant policymakers. 

On this page, you will find a variety of policy and advocacy resources: