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Afterschool Programs

Each afternoon, millions of children are left alone and unsupervised when the school bell rings. Not only can this lead to bored kids, it can result in poor grades, higher dropout rates and juvenile crime. What's a working parent to do?

In most urban communities, schools, churches and libraries offer after-school programs that are free or low-cost. Is your child a budding actor? Find a drama club for her to join. Are sports more his thing? There are plenty of recreational athletic programs out there. From academic clubs to volunteer groups, there's sure to be a way to keep your child safe, busy and happy each afternoon.

Interested in finding an after-school program for your child? Want to start one yourself? Just want to help out? Check out these organizations to find out how you can help valuable after-school programs flourish.

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Make A Donation
Help improve afterschool programs for children in your community — and across the country.

Donate to one of the organizations below, or search for another related charity.

Afterschool Alliance
Ensuring access to afterschool programs.
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Making a positive difference in the lives of children.
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Boys and Girls Clubs of America
Afterschool programs and services.
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Camp Fire USA
Building caring, confident youth.
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Child Welfare League of America
Promoting the well-being of children & families.
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Children's Defense Fund
Protecting the rights of children.
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Inner City Games Foundation
Afterschool programs for inner-city youth.
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National 4-H Council
Supporting youth development.
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National School-Age Care Alliance
Information on quality afterschool programs.
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The Robert F. Nicodemus Memorial Wilderness Project
Helping inner-city youth make a difference.
Donate

Be A Volunteer
Make a difference in your community. Participate in afterschool programs.

Volunteer with one of these organizations, or search for other opportunities in your area.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Be a big brother or sister.
Volunteer

Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Find a club near you.
Volunteer

Camp Fire Boys & Girls
Reach out to youth in your community.
Volunteer

4-H Council
Make an impact in your community.
Volunteer

Police Athletic Leagues
Create or join a PAL.
Volunteer

The Robert F. Nicodemus Memorial Wilderness Project
Inner-city youth can help the great outdoors.
Volunteer

YMCA
Volunteer at your local "Y."
Volunteer

Speak Out
Lend your voice to children — speak out on afterschool programs.

Afterschool Alliance
Tell your leaders about afterschool programs.
Speak Out

Children's Defense Fund
Speak out to increase investments in childcare.
Speak Out

Children's Welfare League of America
Get the latest news on legislative priorities.
Speak Out

Fight Crime. Invest in Kids
Urge Congress to prevent crime by investing in kids.
Speak Out

National School-Age Care Alliance
Contact local legislators about school-age care.
Speak Out

No Child Left Behind
Take action to improve education.
Speak Out

USA Child Care
Read up on childcare issues and advocacy.
Speak Out

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