INCREASING ACCESS TO QUALITY AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS
WHEREAS, after-school tutoring increases the academicachievement of students on state standardized tests; and
WHEREAS, after-school programs provide extracurricularactivities that expose students to arts, culture, sports, leadership development, and career exploration opportunities;and
WHEREAS, after-school programs provide constructive activities, supervision, and safety for students outside of school hours;and
WHEREAS, after-school programs participation leads to increasedschool attendance and graduation rates among students; and
WHEREAS, after-school programs promote personal skills andsocial development of students,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that The United States Conference of Mayors calls for federal, state and local levelsof government to support cities and their districts in buildingand investing in quality after-school programming by:
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Conference of Mayors encouragescollaboration among government agencies, non-profitorganizations and the business community to develop after-schoolprogramming.