Quality Afterschool Programs Needed in Rural Communities Across America

Quality Afterschool Programs Needed in Rural Communities Across America

There’s a problem facing children in rural communities: a lack of adequate afterschool and summer programming.

Research shows that quality afterschool programs can improve students’ reading and math grades, classroom behavior, attendance, academic aspirations, dietary habits, physical activity and reduce the risks of dropping out of school or using drugs, according to the federal Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs.

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