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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?

More than 40,000 kindergarteners are home alone after school.

MomsBlogging on TV & After-School Programs

The EITC and Child Tax Credit has rescued these families!

Posted November 26, 2014 by Elyssa Koidin

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit are two of the best tools our nation has to combat poverty. Each year the EITC and the Child Tax Credit helps millions of families avoid falling below the poverty line. It gives them enough money to buy essentials and keep their heads above [...]

Posted Under: family economic security

Healthy German Apple Cake Recipe

Posted November 25, 2014 by Sarene Alsharif

RecipeKids crave sweets all the time especially in the winter. But in all honesty, in my house, the adults crave it just as much as the kids. As the days get shorter, and colder, our natural instincts kick in: eat more carbs and pack on more fat so you can survive the long cold winter [...]

Posted Under: Food!

A Mother's Worry

Posted November 25, 2014 by Gail Zuagar

I am the mother of two Black boys.  As any mother would, I worry about my children every day—that I might have to rush one of them to the hospital with a broken bone, that they might experience bullying, or that they might one day have to feel the sting of heartbreak.  I suspect Michael [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

Show you're thankful for CHIP. Send a Letter to the Editor!

Posted November 25, 2014 by Ashley Boyd

Take Action!Last week, MomsRising volunteers and staff made a real splash on Capitol Hill with our “Give our Kids a Winning Hand” campaign and delivery of family stories and over 25,000 signatures on our open letter to Congress. Thanks to help from our members, we made significant strides in educating Congress about the urgent need [...]

Posted Under: healthcare
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