The New Mexico Afterschool Alliance today honored Representative Christine Trujillo, for her support for afterschool programs. Representative Trujillo will be named a State Afterschool Champion at the “Breakfast of Champions,” a gala event in Washington, D.C. featuring Members of Congress and national afterschool champions this coming May. Representative Trujillo has been a tireless leader in ensuring access to afterschool programs for low-income children.
Representative Trujillo was instrumental in the passage of recent legislation making $1.1 million dollars available for expansion of quality afterschool programming around the state. Her advocacy on the legislative floor and with fellow representatives for the need and quality of afterschool programming lead to the passage of the legislation and the ultimate approval of Governor Martinez.
The “Breakfast of Champions” is part of the 13th annual Afterschool for All Challenge, sponsored by the national Afterschool Alliance, which brings together hundreds of educators, parents, afterschool leaders and advocates from around the country for a series of events and meetings with Members of Congress.