Press Releases



Statement: NYS Budget Fails to Allocate Federal Funds to Directly Support Afterschool (April 9, 2021)

Statement: Cannabis tax revenue provides opportunity to keep kids safe (March 30, 2021)


Afterschool Programs Seek State Guidance to Remain Operational Through COVID-19 PAUSE (April 28, 2020)

Budget Funding for Afterschool Programs Essential to Coronavirus Response (March 31, 2020)

Afterschool Advocates Rally for $30 Million Increase to Maintain Advantage (January 20, 2020)

Afterschool Programs Need State Rate Increase to Continue Positive Student Outcomes (January 3, 2020)


Buffalo Bills to Engage Local Children at Lights On Afterschool Celebration (October 22, 2019)

New York State Provides Essential Funding to Maintain Afterschool Programs (September 9, 2019)

RESCHEDULED: Summer Learning Day to Provide Fun, Food and Outdoor Opportunities for More than 2,000 Kids at Beaver Island State Park (July 22, 2019)

Wayne County and Finger Lakes to Launch Regional Community Schools Initiative June 20 in Lyons (June 17, 2019)

Outstanding Afterschool and Extended Learning Programs and Advocates to Receive Awards at NYS Network for Youth Success’s Annual Conference (May 9, 2019)

Funding for Afterschool Programs Must Be Restored to $22.3 Million in Final NYS Budget (March 28, 2019)

Expanded Student Learning at Afterschool and Summer Programs Will Be Focus of Legislative Breakfast (March 1, 2019)

Afterschool Advocates Urge Legislators to Increase Advantage After School Funding (January 23, 2019)

$37 Million Needed to Maintain Advantage After School Program in New York (January 8, 2019)


Afterschool Advocates Urge Rate Increase in Letter to Governor Cuomo (December 18, 2018)

December School Holidays Challenge Working Families in Need of Child Care (November 28, 2018)

Families Face Summer Learning Program Shortfalls, as Students Lose as Much as 2 Months of Learning Over Summer Vacation at a Cost of More than $2.3 Billion in New York State (July 2, 2018):  National Summer Learning Day – July 12 – Focuses on Reducing the “Summer Slide”

State Legislators Restore Funding for Advantage After School in Final NYS Budget (April 2, 2018)Advantage After School Programs Preserved and Empire State After-School Programs Expanded

Funding for Advantage After School Must Be Restored to $22.3 Million in NYS Budget (March 28, 2018): Community Leaders Say Program Must Be Restored to Prevent Students from Losing Afterschool Care

President Trump’s Budget Would Eliminate Afterschool Programs for 58,000 New York Students (February 13, 2018): FY19 Federal Budget Proposal Cuts 21st Century Community Learning Centers

Afterschool Programs Counting on NYS Legislators to Recognize the Power of 3:00 as Legislative Session Begins January 3 (January 2, 2018): $2.5 Million Must Be Restored to Advantage After School in FY18-19 State Budget to Prevent Students from Losing Access to Afterschool Programs


Over 80 Organizations Urge Governor Cuomo to Restore Cuts to Advantage After School (December 13, 2017): New York’s Leading Education, Child Care, and Afterschool Organizations Call on Governor Cuomo to Restore Funding for the Advantage After School Program

$35 Million Empire State After-School Program Funds Awarded (November 16, 2017): $35 Million Empire State After-School Program Funds Awarded

21st Century Community Learning Center Lowey/DeLauro Amendment (September 14, 2017): Congressional Reps Collins and Reed Cast Votes Against NY’s Children

Network for Youth Success on the Phi Delta Kappa International Poll (September 11, 2017): Survey Shows Strong Support for Afterschool Programs

WNY National Summer Learning Day 2017 (July 7, 2017): Annual event to Increase Awareness About Summer Program to Reduce “Summer Learning Loss”

Network for Youth Success Statement on Empire State After-School Program in Enacted State Budget (April 10, 2017): The Network for Youth Success Thanks Governor Cuomo and State Legislature for Empire State After-School Program Funding

Network for Youth Success Press Release on Empire State After-School Program (March 23, 2017): 156 Organizations Urge the Governor and Legislature to Keep the $35 Million Empire State After-School Program in the Final State Budget

Network for Youth Success Press Release on One House Budget Bills (March 15, 2017): Assembly One House Bill Includes $35 Million for Empire State After-School Program


ASW:NYSAN Press Release on Final Budget (April 1, 2016): Final State Budget Includes $3 Million Increase for the Advantage After School Program

ASW:NYSAN Press Release Assembly One-House Budget Bill (March 11, 2016): Assembly Proposes $7 Million Increase for Advantage After School, $75 Million For Expanded Child Care Subsidies, and $200 Million for Community Schools Aid


ASW:NYSAN Press Release for Learning Community White Paper Release (February 2, 2015): Statewide Education Associations Assemble to Release Recommendations on Expanding Learning through School-Community Partnerships

ASW:NYSAN Press Release for Learning Community Bus Tour (November 18, 2015): Education Leaders Highlight School-Community Partnerships on Bus Tour to Expanded Learning Sites in Auburn, Syracuse, and Binghamton

ASW:NYSAN Press Release for Lights On Afterschool (October 22, 2015): Governor Cuomo Proclaims October 22nd New York’s Lights On Afterschool Day

NYSAN Press Release Summer Learning (June 11, 2015): Families face summer program shortfall, despite evidence of impact and support.

NYSAN Press Release 2015 State of the State (January 20, 2015): $178.5 million is needed to increase afterschool programming across New York State. The budget must prioritize the 1.1 million New York children still in need of afterschool care.

NYSAN Press Release State Must Act in 2015 (January 5, 2015): New York State must act to expand afterschool programs for more than 1 million New York Children who are still in need of afterschool care.


NYSAN Press Release America After 3 (October 16, 2014): A major new study shows that afterschool participation and demand are the same in 2014 as they were in 2009, and New York is no longer a Top Ten state for afterschool.

NYSAN Press Release on Advantage After School Awards (July 18, 2014): NYSAN congratulates awardees but raises concerns about programs closing for lack of funds, revealing the need for more afterschool funding.

NYSAN Press Release on New NYC Afterschool Funding (July 1, 2014): NYSAN praises city budget, applauds commitment to Out-of-School Time and youth programs.

SUNY Press Release on Leadership Summit (May 12, 2014): Mayors, local leaders highlight afterschool and summer programs that support cradle to career partnerships at summit in Buffalo, NY.

Final State Budget Falls Short on Afterschool (Mar 31, 2014): The 2014-15 final state budget leaves out the Governor’s initial proposal to increase afterschool funding.

NYSAN Press Release on Executive Budget (Jan 21, 2014): The 2014-2015 Executive Budget proposed $160 million in additional funding for afterschool programs.

Inspiring, Preparing, Supporting Press Release (Jan 14, 2014): Legislators and community leaders discuss the crucial role of afterschool programs at NYSAN’sInspiring, Preparing, Supporting Summit on January 14, 2014 in Albany, NY.


NLC NYSAN Press Release on New York Summit (Jul 26, 2013): NYSAN has been selected by the National League of Cities (NLC) as one of five networks nationwide to host a statewide Mayoral Summit on Afterschool and Expanded Learning in 2014 in Buffalo, NY.

NYSAN Lights on Afterschool Proclamation News Release (Oct 17, 2013): Governor Andrew M. Cuomo proclaims October 17th New York State’s Lights On Afterschool! Day.