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.govStarting and Running an After-School Program.
Benton Foundation's Connect for KidsInformation and ideas to help parents get involved in improving the community for their children.
Child Care AwareResources on finding quality child care in your community.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban EducationA 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 BehindUseful information for parents to assist in helping their children learn.
21st Century Community Learning CentersInformation on programs to help students and families to learn new skills and discover new abilities after the school day has ended.
Youth Violence PreventionResources for After-School Programming.