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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

My Family Won't Wait

Posted September 25, 2016 by Meredith Tweed

I was supposed to spend the first part of last week in Washington, D.C. coming together with women activists from around the U.S. to learn and organize so that women are poised to act and lead in this 2016-2017 election. #WeWontWait is about raising our voices to prioritize the needs of women and families, to [...]

Debate BINGO! Get your card here

Posted September 24, 2016 by Ashley Boyd

Play BINGO!This is going to be EPIC!  Monday, September 26th at 9pm ET / 6pm PT is the first Presidential debate of the 2016 election! To keep debate watching fun, we've created a debate BINGO card to help you track whether the candidates are covering issues of greatest concern to women, moms, and families.   ** Gather your [...]

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Two Black fathers shot dead for nothing.

Posted September 23, 2016 by Monifa Bandele

Keith Lamont Scott of Charlotte, North Carolina, had been waiting in his car for his son to arrive home from school, and Terence Crutcher, of Tulsa, Oklahoma had been waiting at the side of the road after his truck stalled. Both men are now dead, wrongfully gunned down by police. Both are Black men. This [...]

The Power of Being Together: We Won't Wait 2016

Posted September 23, 2016 by Ashley Boyd

There's nothing quite like being together in person. The opportunity to put aside the practice of tracking likes and clicks in favor of tuning into a feeling and noting another person's expression. When we are together in person, different questions arise - "Are we really united?", "Do we value each other?", "Is she comfortable here?" - and [...]

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