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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?

    Teens who regularly watch television shows with sexual content are significantly more likely to have sexual intercourse than those who do not.

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    A Valentine for Afterschool

    Posted February 14th, 2014 by

    Valentine’s Day is all about showing the people you love how much they mean to you. It’s about expressing how you feel to those who make your life richer and more meaningful. This year, moms around the country are sending Valentines to their afterschool programs. It’s no wonder that afterschool programs hold a special place [...]

    When Government Is Too Small

    Posted October 23rd, 2013 by

    Every American should have been in the streets when our elected officials labeled cancer care for children as “nonessential.” On a damp Friday morning, 11 days into the government shutdown, a few dozen truckers took to the Capital Beltway to tell lawmakers they were angry. They were protesting big government. Yet opinion polls showed that [...]

    Football, football, and more football…

    Posted October 7th, 2013 by

    Fall marks the beginning of football season, and fans come together to enjoy the thrill of watching their favorite teams battle it out on the field.  There is no more popular sport in America, consistently the highest-rated on television and the first thing many of us look for in our local paper. However, an ongoing [...]

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