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T: TV We Choose & Other After-School Programs

Clear and independent universal television rating system that allows for choice in the home. Safe, educational opportunities for children after the school doors close.

Lucas's Story

"There were guitars and magic cards, talking, break dancing, listening to music, regular cards, just hanging out. There was always an adult teen director back there with you so things didn't get out of hand," recalls Lucas. Lucas lives with his mom and she has to work full-time to support them both. Before Lucas found the Boys and Girls Club, he was home alone until 6 PM or 7 PM every weeknight, and he'd been doing this since about the fifth grade. Studies show kids who go to formal after school programs watch less television, and have higher academic achievement as well as better social adjustment. More »

Did You Know?

The peak time for juvenile crime is right after school gets out, which makes a compelling case for after school program options.

MomsBlogging on TV & After-School Programs

Quick Action→ Minimum wage workers need your voice TODAY!

Posted August 22, 2014 by Elyssa Koidin

Right now as we speak your members of Congress are home on August recess, enjoying their vacations and reconnecting with their districts.  One surefire way to get their attention while they are back in their districts is to submit a letter to the editor to your local newspaper.   Will you join me in writing a [...]

Posted Under: family economic security

[Good Food Force] #SmartSnacks for #Backtoschool!

Posted August 22, 2014 by Karen Showalter

Greetings Good Food Force! This week we're all about SMART SNACKS! Check out a summary of exciting updates to snacks in schools, as well as some tips on great options you can make at home. Please read and share!  1. THE HOT LINE: Let's get excited about #SmartSnacks! We've been talking a lot about healthy changes [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Can you hear us Congress? #WEmatter!

Posted August 21, 2014 by Ruth Martin

Take Action!Last week I was driving my kids home from pre-school when I just had to turn up the radio. I was like, “Yes! They are singing my song!” But it wasn't Beyoncé's latest hit. It was a news story about how ridiculously long overdue paid family (maternity/paternity) leave is in the United States. Then I got mad. And [...]

Posted Under: family economic security

5 Reasons to Talk to Congress This August

Posted August 20, 2014 by Robin Claremont

It’s August, which means beach time, summer camp, cookouts, vacation, and… talking to your Congressperson?! It may not be the first thing you think of when you imagine how you’d like to spend the remaining lazy days of summer, but talking to your elected representatives should be at the top of your August “to-do” list. [...]

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