Yesterday, I visited the Boys and Girls Club in Chimayo. These programs are important to communities to help families care for our children after school and during the summer time. They provide a great learning environment including homework help, work in the arts, and physical activity on playgrounds and basketball courts. The kids also get a healthy snack.

I asked the kids what legislation they would introduce to improve their community. They were very eager to respond! Some responses were: removing drugs from their community, no littering & do not allow kids to drop out of school. We could use their input in the legislature!

Unfortunately, the Boys and Girls Club hasn’t had the required funding for the past two summers, which puts a big strain on the ability of working parents to provide for their families.

Let’s work together to make sure that our community has the resources it needs to provide for our children!