I will fight for comprehensive wraparound programs to nurture the holistic health and well-being of all our children. This new QBE formula must also fund after school programs for our kids. When we think about breaking the poverty cycle, we must tackle the unfortunate truth of juvenile crime. The majority of juvenile crime does not happen in the late night, it happens right after school when children’s parents aren’t home from work yet and they have free reign. A new QBE formula must fund afterschool programs like sports, debate, and marching band, in order to stimulate both the minds and bodies of our young people while keeping them out of trouble that could impact them for years to come. We know that kids involved in after school activities fare better for the rest of their lives, this should be a funding priority for the state.