Parents need flexible, affordable options after the school bell rings, and to know their kids are safe. Afterschool programs give parents peace of mind because they know their kids are safe, learning, and having fun.

Afterschool programs allow parents to focus on providing for their families—rather than worrying about whether their children are supervised or coordinating rides for their kids.


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After School Programs Extend Development Beyond the Classroom – Jorge Perez, YMCA of the USA

VIDEO – Parents credit afterschool programs for helping them keep work schedules and provide for their families, and giving them peace of mind during out-of-school hours. Parents featured: Dale Austermuhl, Joy Elementary After School Program (a 21st CCLC site) in Fairbanks, AK; Kelly Quattlebaum, New Hope High School Mr. Fix It Club (a 21st CCLC site) in New Hope, AL

VIDEO – A mom explains how her kids’ afterschool program gives her peace of mind at work and keeps her kids engaged in fun learning activities. Parent featured: Pamela Shope, Site Director, Playmates Preschool and Child Development Center (a 21st CCLC site) in Ceredo, West Virginia.