It Takes A Village

For many parents, activities after school for children are intended to enrich their intellectual, leadership, and/or physical skills, knowledge, self-confidence and health. Engaging in extracurricular activities is not only good for the personal development of school age children, but it will also hopefully give them a leg up for getting into college and receiving scholarships to help pay for their tuition. Afterschool programs also provide a supervised, structured and safe place for children to spend their time when their parents are working. For many families, however, afterschool programs serve an additional purpose. Afterschool programs are where children are in...

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