More after School Programs and Activities
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The purpose of this report is to determine and convince parents that there should be more after school activities for children in all grades. It’s to determine cost of the programs and also to compare children involved in activities to children involved in trouble and bad groups of children. Sixty-nine percent of two-parent families and seventy-one percent of single parent families report that their work schedule leaves their children home alone with no adult supervision after school.
In America today, 1 in 4 youth are alone and unsupervised after school. Approximately 14.3 million children, among that amount 40,000 are kindergarteners. Between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. is the highest risk of violence, with no adult supervision it’s very common for one child to steer towards acts of crime than anything else. After school hours are the peak hours for risky behavior such as; underage drinking, smoking cigarettes and sexual activity. Not only can unsupervised children participate in crimes but statistics show that unsupervised youth are more than likely to be involved in car accidents in the peak hours of 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.. After school programs provide safe, positive and healthy environments for children in working families across America. Children who attend after school programs are more likely to attend all classes, maintain good grades, refuse trouble, attend college as well as have a brighter future.
The time a child spends after school influences their development. Through after school programs,...