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More Quality Afterschool Programs Are Needed in Indianapolis

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Publication Date: January 2007

Publisher(s): Indiana University. Center for Urban Policy and the Environment

Author(s): Alfred Tat-Kei Ho; Rina Patel; Tiffany Murray

Topic: Social conditions (Safety and security)

Keywords: Afterschool programs

Coverage: Indiana

Abstract:

Afterschool programs are needed in our community to provide safety for young children, especially in stressed neighborhoods. But though safety is essential, it is only one of the potential benefits of these programs. For example, effective afterschool programs for teenagers can actually improve graduation rates and reduce drug use, crime, and teen pregnancy.