The After School Gap

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with Maisha Leek of Boys And Girls Clubs of America


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.

Produced by: National Newsmakers Team
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