Join the New York State Network for Youth Success on Thursday, March 23, 2017 for our first ever Day of Action! With the uncertainty surrounding the fate of the Governor’s $35 million Empire State After-School proposal, it’s important that legislators hear directly from providers, parents, and advocates. This critical funding would expand afterschool programs to 22,000 additional students in our state.

Call in Hour

  • 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    • Join us from 10 a.m. -11 a.m. for a targeted call in hour to Senate and Assembly leadership and the Governor. Use the script below for your calls. Please record your calls in the call log.
    • Please share with parents, staff, teachers, and anyone else who you think would be willing to participate.
    • Print out the call script and hand them out to parents during program pick up on Wednesday, March 22nd!

Social Media Hour

  • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    • Join us from 11am-12pm for an hour of targeted messages to Legislators and the Governor sharing why this funding is needed. Check out the social media toolkit for sample tweets and posts.
    • If you want to schedule your tweets to be sent automatically at a certain time, check out our Hootsuite How-To guide below.

Join Us in Albany!

  • We will be meeting with key decision makers in both the New York State Senate and Assembly to share with them why afterschool matters and why New York State needs to invest in afterschool to empower youth success. If interested in participating in these meetings, please contact Chris Neitzey at