After-School Programs Staying in Schools
Public schools are playing a much larger role in providing after-school programs for teenagers, according to a new survey conducted by Junior Achievement.
Of the 1,200 teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18 who were polled, more than 60 percent said they participate in after-school programs at their schools, instead of more traditional sites, such as the YMCA or a similar facility. About 8 percent attended programs in such centers, and about 18 percent attended programs provided by churches or other faith-based groups.
Darrell Luzzo, the senior vice president of education for JA Worldwide, said in a press release that the results demonstrate the “growing role of schools in the communities they serve.”