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Afterschool Programs: Learn More

It's 3:30 p.m. — do you know where your kids are? You won't worry about what your children or teens are doing after school if you know they're participating in a safe, structured activity. (No, not hanging out at the mall or playing Nintendo!) Studies show that kids who participate in after-school programs have increased self-confidence, better grades, and fewer behavioral problems. Find out more.

AfterSchool.gov
Starting and Running an After-School Program.

Benton Foundation's Connect for Kids
Information and ideas to help parents get involved in improving the community for their children.

Child Care Aware
Resources on finding quality child care in your community.

ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education
A Guide to Choosing an After-School Program.

National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)
After-School Programs Resource Links.

National Youth Violence Prevention Center
Facts About After-School Programs.

No Child Left Behind
Useful information for parents to assist in helping their children learn.

21st Century Community Learning Centers
Information on programs to help students and families to learn new skills and discover new abilities after the school day has ended.

Youth Violence Prevention
Resources for After-School Programming.

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