Why It Matters
Afterschool hours are a time of day when children are most at-risk for falling behind—academically as well as socially. Idleness, boredom, and lack of supervision leave young minds vulnerable to isolation and risky behaviors. Studies show that children who are enrolled in high-quality afterschool programs perform better academically, develop positive social skills and study habits, and show more interest and engagement in learning.
Our outreach initiatives provide safe and productive afterschool environments for young minds to thrive and develop critical lifeskills that will help them succeed in the future. Our programs contribute to the development of youth into responsible, engaged citizens and the building of stronger, more connected communities.