Expanding Afterschool Opportunities Action Kit

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Children playing

An estimated eight million school children between the ages of five and 14 go home to an empty house on a regular basis. Many of these children are left alone for as many as four hours a day. For cities and towns across America, these unsupervised hours after school ends mean both heightened risks and missed opportunities.

This action kit illustrates the many ways in which municipal leaders can craft such a strategy to expand afterschool opportunities, and in the process, advance the goals of public safety, academic achievement, and youth development in their cities.

Download the Action Kit for more information.

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