Texas Policy & Advocacy

Texas Expanded Learning Opportunities Initiative

TXPOST works closely with members of Senate Finance Committee and House Appropriations Committee to secure state funding for expanded learning opportunities programs that benefit Texas children and families.

Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Council

In the 83rd Texas Legislative Session, TXPOST worked to pass Senate Bill 503 which established an Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Council. Find out more about the ELO Council here.

Policy Areas of Focus

TXPOST has been working tirelessly to develop our advocacy strategies that could increase the quality and availability of out of school time programs in Texas.

21st Century Community Learning Centers/Texas ACE

For the 2016-17 school year, over 400 Texas ACE afterschool program sites in Texas are funded by the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program, a federal grant with the purpose of providing learning opportunities before and after school and during the summer for students across the country.

Afterschool Alliance

Explore facts and research on afterschool in Texas, and read about afterschool voices and ambassadors.

Afterschool Supports Students’ Success

This fact sheet from the Afterschool Alliance shares how afterschool impacts the success of students.

Find Your Legislator

Find the contact information for your local legislator through this online form.

National Advocacy Days

LIGHTS ON AFTERSCHOOL (LOA) is October 24, 2019!

LIGHTS ON is the nationwide celebration of afterschool.  Thousands of afterschool programs highlight the important role of afterschool programs in the lives of children, families and communities through various activities and programs.  Learn more from the  Afterschool Alliance. Continue to check our website to learn more about Texas Lights on Afterschool activities!