New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has proposed closing 50% of after school programs in New York City, one of which is HeartShare's P.S. 102 One World After School Program.
HeartShare's program provides more than 250 children ages 7 to 13 with a safe place to go after school where they complete their homework before participating in recreational and social activities.
Closing this program would be devastating to the children and their parents who are not able to afford private programs.
We, the undersigned, urge you to save HeartShare's P.S. 102 One World After School Program.
The families that rely on child care and after school programs work hard. The P.S. 102 One World Program provides children with critical educational opportunities that pave the way for future success and allow working parents to keep their jobs, jobs that support their families and the local economy.
Without access to these programs, working parents will be forced to make potentially unsafe arrangements for their children in order to keep their jobs.
We believe it is wrong to balance the city budget on the backs of young children and hard working families. We are counting on you to save the P.S. 102 One World program.
We urge you to restore these devastating cuts and commit to funding this program.
The Save Our P.S. 102 One World After School Program petition to Mayor Michael Bloomberg was written by Tricia Fleming and is in the category Education at GoPetition.