Posts Tagged ‘After School Programs’

Afterschool Programs

Friday, October 19th, 2012

In communities today, 15.1 million children take care of themselves after the school day ends. Afterschool programs keep children safe, help working families and inspire learning. This is why we, at LifeSpan, spent October 18th celebrating our afterschool programs by participating in the 13th annual Lights On Afterschool Challenge inviting our families and community members to join us for a fun filled afternoon of various activities, displays and healthy snacks at all 6 of our Quakertown Afterschool Program locations demonstrating how our programs and staff continue extra learning opportunities during Out of School Time (OST).

Each day in America, millions of children go home to an empty house after school. In recent years, the growth of quality, affordable afterschool programs – programs that keep children safe, inspire learning and help working families – has begun to offer parents of these children positive alternatives. Over the past 5 years, afterschool programs have played an increasingly important role in providing valuable afterschool opportunities for children and families with OST programs. (more…)