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After-School Programs: Keeping Kids Safe

Studies of after-school programs in New York, Los Angeles, and Baltimore showed that getting kids involved with extracurricular activities not only improved their academic performance, but also decreased their rate of involvement in youth homicide, crime, and violence. “69% of police chiefs said ‘after-school and…

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After-school Programs a Failure?

As important as it is to know what to do to start a successful after-school program, it is equally as useful to know what not to do. In a study of Community Learning Centers by the Department of Education, the results seemed to suggest that…

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Characteristics of Successful After School Programs

United Way of Massachusetts Bay has conducted a study involving 4,100 children in 78 after-school programs from 10 economically diverse school districts throughout the state. The aim of the study was to discover what made a successful after-school program in Massachusetts. The study yielded four…

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