Afterschool Builds Strong Communities.
These days, an increasing number of our children are educated within large and diverse communities in which school and neighborhood transitions can be overwhelming. Afterschool programs help to bridge these divides.
They expand a child's horizons by introducing cultural diversity and broadening their interests beyond their own neighborhood or immediate group of friends. Inspiring our young people to appreciate and learn from others can have a tremendous impact on the quality of life in the Southwestern Pennsylvania communities we all call home.
"Quality afterschool programs are improving and transforming the lives of children and youth across the nation. Research shows that afterschool programs keep kids safe, inspire them to learn and help working parents. They give children opportunities to see new worlds, put school lessons into practice, discover their talents and explore career paths, and help them develop the academic, social and professional skills they need to succeed in an increasingly competitive global economy."
Find and work with your community afterschool program today. To learn more, visit our Choosing a Program page.