More Quality Afterschool Programs Are Needed in Indianapolis

Publication Date: January 2007

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

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

Research Area: Population and demographics; Social conditions

Type: Report

Coverage: Indiana


The research in this issue brief shows that 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 pregancy. For this reason, the Center is pleased to sponsor this issue brief that resulted from the work of two graduate stuents under the guidance of Professor Alfred Ho.