Advocacy

Nevada Out-of-School Time Data Factsheets, Webinars, Guides, & Toolkits

No Kid Hungry Summer Meals Outreach Toolkit – This toolkit from No Kid Hungry provides planning timelines, template communication and publicity materials, and tips for executing a successful event highlighting the importance of summer meals to local influencers.

OST Advocacy Training – The Nevada Afterschool Network (NAN) is excited to share our recent advocacy training for OST program staff, families and stakeholders! Learn what advocacy is, how the lawmaking process works, and how to effectively advocate for your OST programs during and in-between legislative sessions.

Lightbulbs for Legislators – Color a lightbulb for our legislators! The lightbulbs represent keeping the lights on after school and emphasize the importance of afterschool and out-of-school-time programs in the lives of youth, families, and communities.

OST Advocacy Guide – This advocacy guide is for anyone who believes passionately in the power of education and that out-of-school time (OST) programs support every child to reach their full potential. Your support positively impacts the lives of kids and families across Nevada.

OST Advocacy Training Handout – NAN has created an in-depth OST ADVOCACY TOOLKIT to help you promote your program, create your testimony, and share issues relating to your OST programs. It focuses on advocacy towards legislators and media outreach.

Resources to Optimize Your District’s ESSER Funds to Enhance Out-of-School-Time – A Guide for Nevada School and District Leaders
This toolkit is intended to provide the information needed to help school leaders ensure quality out-of-school-time with ESSER funds with the support of the Nevada Afterschool Network.

Afterschool and Summer Workforce Solutions Database – Use this searchable database to learn about local, state, and national practices that are contributing to a thriving workforce. Strategies address issues such as recruitment, retention, compensation, career pathways, staff wellbeing, BIPOC leadership, and more.

Nevada Advocacy Resources

NICRP 

​The Nevada Institute for Children’s Research and Policy (NICRP) is dedicated to improving the lives of children through research, advocacy, and other specialized services.

​Nevada Bill Tracking

​The Nevada Electronic Legislative Information System (NELIS) allows you to follow Nevada bills that support OST causes and funding. NELIS has information on bills, including language, provided testimony, and amendments. You can create your own “personalized” bill tracker and follow up to 10 bills free.

​NICRP has created a list of ongoing BDRs that are related to children and families. Utilize this list to help you stay up-to-date on the legislative session.

2023 Nevada Legislative Session

The Nevada Legislature website provides current 2023 legislative dates, processes and information on your representatives.

National Advocacy Resources

How to Advocate

Do you need help advocating for OST programs? NAN has created a guide to help you create your message and pick the best advocacy approach!

America After 3pm

America After 3PM is a national survey of parents or guardians of school-aged children, screening 31,055 households and having 14,393 households completing in-depth interviews via an online survey using a blend of national consumer panels.

Afterschool Issues

Afterschool and summer learning programs can be a platform for a wide variety of subject areas. These are a number of current policy issues impacting afterschool and affecting federal funding that support programs throughout the United States.

Nevada Healthy Futures Survey

​In Nevada, unmet demand for afterschool programs has reached an all-time high, with more than 214,000 children who would be enrolled in a program if one were available to them.

Demand for afterschool in Nevada surges as parents see key benefits from afterschool, including keeping kids safe, helping them learn and grow, and providing peace of mind for working families.

​As families face barriers to participation, such as cost and accessibility, there is strong support behind public funding for afterschool programs in the state.

Click on each image below to view NV specific data!

Use these when advocating for OST Programs!