After school programs keep kids safe, help working families and improve academic achievement. Yet many youth are missing out. As many as 15 million kids have no place to go after school. A.F.U.S. is working to ensure that most children in Yonkers has access to quality, affordable after school programs.
After school programs keep kids safe, help working families and improve academic achievement.
More than 28 million children today have parents who work outside the home.
As many as 15 million kids have no place to go once the school day ends.
Studies show that students involved in after school programs get better grades, attend school more and have improved behavior. They also express greater hopes for the future and more interest in school.
Teens who participate in after school are less likely to skip class, use marijuana and other drugs, smoke, drink alcohol or engage in sexual activity.