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 Welcome to the SC Afterschool Alliance website. The mission of the
SC Afterschool Alliance is to raise awareness, help to increase sustainability
and promote the importance of quality after school programs in South Carolina.
 
SC Afterschool Alliance functions as an intermediary to review existing statewide
funding, policies and to link after school providers large and small, to resources,
technical assistance and training opportunities.

 

 

ADVOCACY UPDATE

4/24/2014

H.3532: The Education and Public Works Committee voted to have the Citizen and Legislative Joint Committee on Children, in conjunction with the Governor's Child Care Advisory Boardto review regulations in H.3532.  They gave the committees until Jan 31, 2015 to present the regulations to the Education and Public Works committee. Click here to view the letter from the Afterschool Task Force to Representative White.

 
4/30/2014
H.3532 received second reading in the House today by a vote of 102 – 0 after the Committee amendment was adopted.  One additional amendment was offered by Representative Shannon Erickson dealing with child deaths in home childcare centers, but the language was ruled to not be germane to the bill.  
Click here to view the study committee language for H.3532. We expect the bill to receive third reading tomorrow before being sent to the Senate.  When the House returns from lunch this afternoon, we will be monitoring H.4665 for potential amendments as well.
 
Click here to download a list of the House Education Committee members.
 
Click here for the South Carolina General Assembly Contact Information.  This information is provided to you as a courtesy through our partnership with the South Carolina Arts Alliance. 
 
 WHAT CAN YOU DO? 
 
1. Email or fax a letter to your House of Representative member and the House Education Committee members.  Click here to find your legislators. You will be able to send an email directly to your representatives from this website.  Click here to download a sample letter/email.
 
2. Call your House of Representative member and the House Education Committee members.  Let them know the negative impact the immediate passing of this amendment will have on children, families and businesses in South Carolina. Ask them to consider the following:
• There should be separate guidelines established for after school programs. After school programs target a different population than most child care providers;
• There should be a timeline established to include a transitional phase to inform and educate after school providers of the changes; and
• If the amendments are approved and effective upon the Governors approval, over 2,000 programs impacting over 100,000 children and youth will close if they are not already a part of the S.C. Department of Social Services licensing program.
 
 

A Guide to STEM Funding for Afterschool
The Afterschool Alliance and The Finance Project, in partnership with the Noyce
Foundation, have published a brief to help after school programs find and
secure funding for STEM prorams and activities.
 

STEM AFTER SCHOOL
PROGRAM DIRECTORY
Click the picture below to access the National After School Science Directory.
Search the database to find opportunities to connect America's youth to high quality
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) learning experiences.
 
 

New After School Network Members
April 2014 
SCAA welcomes new after school providers to the After School Provider Network.
For more information on these and all After School Network providers,
click on Programs in your Area above in the navigation panel then select
your county. Click on the program for details.
 
The MRR Creative Arts and Learning Center- Richland County
Mentoring Through Music- Richland County
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Coming Events
September 29-30, 2014
  13th Annual Statewide After School Conference & SC Summit on STEM Education