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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?

Food and beverage advertisers alone spend between $10 billion and $12 billion per year advertising to kids.

MomsBlogging on TV & After-School Programs

Back on the Job: Employee Protections Following a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Posted October 24, 2014 by R. Scott Oswald

The story is all too common.  After months of fighting, it looks like you have finally overcome your breast cancer diagnosis.  All that is left is for some follow-up treatments and to return to work.  To your surprise, after having fought off breast cancer, you now find yourself in a fight with your employer over [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

Closer to the Finish Line

Posted October 24, 2014 by Marian Wright Edelman

With opportunity gaps widening for poor children and children of color, new guidance from the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education offers new hope and protection from discrimination. For the first time in 13 years, the Department now makes clear that states, school districts, and schools must make education resources equally [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

Are there toxic chemicals in your child’s “trick or treat” bag or Halloween costume?

Posted October 23, 2014 by Mike Schade

Parents across the country are stocking up on this year’s hottest costumes for their little ghouls, goblins, and princesses, but some costumes may contain hidden toxic chemicals harmful to our children’s health.  I wish I were tricking you. A new study released today by HealthyStuff.org found elevated levels of toxic chemicals in popular Halloween costumes, [...]

Posted Under: environmental health

This may not be Yelp, but these Obamacare reviews are worth reading

Posted October 23, 2014 by Nina Perez

When I need to buy something, be that my bed sheets or a new phone, I comb through online customer reviews to help me determine what I want to buy. So why not do the same with health coverage? The second health coverage enrollment period is starting on November 15th! That is less than one [...]

Posted Under: healthcare
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