After-School Programs Essay

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  • Essay on 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

  • The Need for Quality After School Programs in American Schools

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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

  • 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

  • Effectiveness Of After School Programs

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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

  • The Lighthouse After School Program

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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

  • Inner-city Elementary After School Programs Essay

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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

  • After School Programs Essay

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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

  • After School Program Essay

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    Service Center (CISC) in Chinatown. It is a community-based organization that helps Asians and other immigrants throughout King County succeed their new life in this foreign country with an unfamiliar culture and language. The after-school program I worked with is one of the programs offered in CISC that aims for children from grade 1 to 8 who are from low-income families, recent immigrants or limited language abilities to enrich and empower them socially, culturally, and academically. More specifically

  • Essay After School Programs...

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    After School Programs What Can They Do For You??? Proposal: The purpose of this paper is to explore the different aspects of Before and After School Programs through different disciplinary research methods. I will look at how each of the methods helps to shape not only the programs but those who attend them, in terms of how they develop the students into active producers. I will also explore how the programs affect how a society develops as well as the over all affect the programs have

  • After School Program Analysis

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    This year I provided my service to an after school program at P.S 75 in the Upper East Side. There they asked for volunteers to help the teachers with handling the young and energetic kids. We only needed ten hours which was not too long and surprisingly went quicker than i hoped, because I got to like those Second grade kids. The program had a good amount of volunteers when I asked if I could help out, but somehow they allowed me to come and help. There were a lot of kids per class and it was just