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Introduced in Senate (10/07/2005)


109th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. CON. RES. 58


Supporting “Lights On Afterschool!”, a national celebration of after school programs.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

October 7 (legislative day, October 6), 2005

Mr. Dodd (for himself, Mr. Ensign, Mrs. Boxer, Ms. Collins, Mr. Akaka, Mr. Burns, Mr. Burr, Ms. Cantwell, Mr. Carper, Mrs. Clinton, Mr. Cornyn, Mr. Corzine, Mr. Dayton, Mr. Durbin, Mr. Feingold, Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. Kerry, Mr. Kohl, Ms. Landrieu, Mr. Lautenberg, Mr. Levin, Mr. Lieberman, Ms. Mikulski, Ms. Murkowski, Mrs. Murray, Mr. Nelson of Nebraska, Mr. Reid, Mr. Salazar, Ms. Snowe, Mr. Specter, and Ms. Stabenow) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions


CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Supporting “Lights On Afterschool!”, a national celebration of after school programs.

    Whereas high quality after school programs provide safe, challenging, engaging, and fun learning experiences to help children and youth develop their social, emotional, physical, cultural, and academic skills;

    Whereas high quality after school programs support working families by ensuring that the children in such families are safe and productive after the regular school day ends;

    Whereas high quality after school programs build stronger communities by involving the Nation’s students, parents, business leaders, and adult volunteers in the lives of the Nation’s youth, thereby promoting positive relationships among children, youth, families, and adults;

    Whereas high quality after school programs engage families, schools, and diverse community partners in advancing the well-being of the Nation’s children;

    Whereas “Lights On Afterschool!”, a national celebration of after school programs held on October 20, 2005, promotes the critical importance of high quality after school programs in the lives of children, their families, and their communities;

    Whereas more than 28,000,000 children in the United States have parents who work outside the home and 14,300,000 children in the United States have no place to go after school; and

    Whereas many after school programs across the United States are struggling to keep their doors open and their lights on: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That Congress supports the goals and ideals of “Lights On Afterschool!” a national celebration of after school programs.