Countless studies show how beneficial after-school activities and programming can be for children. Too often if the local after-school program is full or a program is too expensive, a student does not go to any after-school activity.
STUDENTS AGES 10- 18 SHOULD HAVE GUARANTEED FREE ACCESS TO AN
AFTER-SCHOOL OR SPORTS PROGRAM IN THEIR COMMUNITY.
Children deserve access to high quality after-school programs regardless of a family's ability to pay. If we want our students to thrive, we have to ensure we are providing high quality programming outside of school, for everyone.