The After School Gap - 5:59
with Maisha Leek of Boys And Girls Clubs of America
Posted Apr 01, 2016
When the school bell sounds at the end of the day, millions of children are left alone --- until their parents get home. Evidence suggests that children who are unsupervised during the after-school hours are more likely to use drugs, receive poor grades and even drop out of school. FBI data shows that crimes among youth peak between 3 PM and 4 PM. With Maisha Leek, National Vice President of Government Relations at the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. While discussing The After School Gap Leek stated, "It's sort of a dead space if you don't have quality after-school programming in that all sorts of options, positive and negative, are available to young people without the benefit of a mentor or the benefit of programming that sort of helps them get onto great futures." Visit Boys and Girls Clubs of America on the web.
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