Publication Date: January 2007
Publisher: Indiana University. Center for Urban Policy and the Environment
Author(s): Alfred Tat-Kei Ho; Rina Patel; Tiffany Murray
Research Area: Social conditions
Keywords: Afterschool programs
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.
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