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    Introduction Offered at schools and communities across the world, after school programs have benefited many low and middle income families in need of its safety for children, learning useful study habits, and engaging in social ties with the community. In 2014, 10.2 million American children (18 percent) engaged in an after school program, 15 percent or 8.4 million, children participated in after school programs in 2009 (America After 3pm, 2015). Too many economically disadvantaged neighborhoods

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    words “after school program,” the first thoughts that cross their minds are often associated with babysitting. However, that is not the case. An after school program is a place where children are able to grow and develop their developmental skills. After school programs are able to help children in impoverished neighborhood, are able to stop the cycle of poverty, and are able to create new circumstances for their lives (After School Alert Issue Brief). A belief shared throughout most after school programs

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    After-School Programs More parents than ever these days are working outside of the home. This means that when the school bell rings, many children are left unsupervised and with no where to go but an empty house with no supervision. Not only that, but some parents are also struggling to provide adequate after-school care. Either they cannot afford the monthly payments of a daycare, or the programs are just simply not available to them. (Ansell, 2004). This however could be detrimental not

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    The Need for Quality After School Programs in American Schools Since the fall of 1997 America has experienced a rapid increase in the number of school shootings. These crimes have been completely non-discriminate towards either social status or ethnicity. What these incidents do have in common is the fact that students between the ages of 10 to 16 committed them. When later interviewed, most of the students who instigated these crimes reported feeling like “loners” or “outcasts” within their

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    Essay about Effective After-school Programs

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    many programs that bring awareness and prevention to alcohol and drugs. The South Carolina Afterschool Alliance program provides groups and organizations with an effective after-school program plan. The after-school programs are essential in promoting awareness and prevention of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, abstinence, and violence to young children or adolescents. The South Carolina Afterschool Alliance program strives to reach the community and explain the importance of after-school programs. They

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    Introduction The nonprofit organization that I chose to conduct research on is called the Lighthouse. The Lighthouse is an after school program for middle and high school students. I decided to research this organization because I have had a few friends volunteer there and I have heard nothing but positive comments about it. I really wanted find out more about the Lighthouse because from the little that I already knew about it, I felt that it provided a safe harbor for our youth in Lincoln and

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    Due to after school programs receiving public funding, questions arose as to if after school programs were effective. Effectiveness of after school programs, and funding is now measured by academic improvement of students who attend after school programs. Data on the effectiveness of after school programs have conflicting outcomes. Some studies found a significant increase in student’s academics who attended after school programs (Durlak, Weissberg & Pachan 2010; Durlak &, Weissber, 2007). Others

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    The Spring Creek After School Program has worked with the students and families of PS 346 for over 25 years. The Spring Creek after-school program continues to transform the period of time between the last school bell and before parents return home from work to a time of learning, mentorship, exploration and creativity for it participants. America After 3PM revealed that “10.2 million children across the nation participate in an after-school program” (America After 3PM, 2014, pg. 8). “Yet, 19.4 million

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    Elementary After School Programs Inner-city elementary age kids face many challenges in and out of the classroom. These challenges range from education day in and day out, as well as, sometimes growing up in an impoverished family and community. Factors also include peers which these kids come into contact with at school, in the streets and at home. Kids today need more than ever an extra push of positive motivation from mentors. I believe that this constructive mentoring begins with after school

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    2010 After School Programs The impact that after school programs have on young children affects every aspect of their lives. Although some may feel after school programs are a waste of time and money, it has been proven that they improve children’s social and academic skills. Without these special designed programs, children may not be able to develop into the kinds of adults which will benefit society in the future. It is important that society understand the importance of after school programs

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