According to Dallas Afterschool Development and Events Coordinator Shannon D. Holloway,
“This year, Dallas Afterschool’s holiday wish is to ensure that all Dallas children have access to safe, quality afterschool and summer programming. Working towards our mission to improve the quality of afterschool and summer programs in our community, we have transformed 16 programs into certified high quality sites, and helped hundreds of others work towards national afterschool quality standards ensuring children are safe when school is out, but work is not. We’ve also helped our community grow towards a better understanding of afterschool education by creating findafterschooldallas.org, which helps parents find out of school time care based on location, time, activities offered and more.
“While we have impacted over 9,000 students so far this year, there is much more to be done! Dallas Afterschool’s MySweetWishList includes supporting our mission through a fully-tax deductible end of year gift to help us continue to make afterschool better for the students served by our program partners.
“You can also support Dallas Afterschool by purchasing a just released underwriting or sponsorship package for our not to be missed annual fundraiser, RECESS! being held Friday, April 29, 2016, with honorary chair, Serena Simmons Connolly.
“Give the gift of quality, safe out of school time this season, and make a difference in the lives of Dallas’ most underserved children.
“For more information on Dallas Afterschool, please visit: http://dallasafterschool.org/
-By Shannon D. Holloway, Development and Events Coordinator
* Photo provided by Dallas Afterschool