We need your help advocating for afterschool programs! Budget conferees have been appointed and are meeting now to decide what goes in the final budget the legislature will pass. Our funding was included in the Senate budget, but not the House budget. Therefore, it is critical you message your legislators and ask them to support our funding in the final budget.

The Senate proposed a $5 million statewide investment over the biennium in programs through the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program. This funding is urgently needed to allow the continuation of newly-established programs in 2022 that are currently serving over 750 kids. Please take a moment to e-mail both your Delegate and Senator and ask them to support this funding initiative. 

Angela Mickens Honored as NAA Next Generation Afterschool Leader!

On the Road Collaborative‘s Angela Mickens has been honored among NAA’s 2024 Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders! In selecting its 2024 Next Gen honorees, NAA sought to highlight emerging young leaders who are active in the broader afterschool community, demonstrate contributions that have started to influence beyond individual programs to entire organizations and communities!

Congratulations, Angela!

Dr. Phillip Norman Joins VPOST LAC!

Join us in welcoming, Phillip Norman, Ph.D., to our Leadership Advisory Council (LAC)! Phillip currently serves as the Western Regional Manager for Child Care Aware of Virginia. As a member of our LAC, Phillip will be serving on our Development & Sustainability committee. To learn more about Phillip, click here.

Dr. Holly McCartney Joins ECAC!

VPOST Consultant, Holly McCartney, has been appointed to serve on the Virginia Department of Education’s Early Childhood Advisory Committee (“ECAC”). This committee includes 22 representatives spanning the diversity of child care and early education programs, advocacy groups, and child development experts in the Commonwealth.

Read more about Dr. McCartney, here.