Quality afterschool programs provide a safe, nurturing place of supervision for school-age children where there are opportunities to reinforce learning from school, teach social skills and encourage good citizenship. Being involved in an afterschool program helps youth avoid unsafe situations and behaviors!
After-school activities should focus on a limited number of specific learning goals that can be realistically accomplished during the amount of time available.
After-school spaces are unique because they are neither home nor school. They offer an opportunity to create special crossover environments where children can learn in a low-stress setting, explore new interests, and develop meaningful relationships with friends and mentors.
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