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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?

Providing after school programs to non-risk youth brings a return between $2.99 and $4.05 for every $1 dollar spent.

MomsBlogging on TV & After-School Programs

National Children’s Immigration PSAs Debut This Week!

Posted May 25, 2016 by Wendy Cervantes

WASHINGTON – A national TV and radio public service announcement (PSA) campaign created by the bipartisan children’s advocacy group First Focus will begin appearing in nine states and Washington, D.C., this month. The campaign encourages voters to support common-sense immigration policies. The My American Story campaign shines a light on the nation’s flawed and outdated immigration system and the impact it [...]

Posted Under: immigration

Love. It's What Makes a Family

Posted May 24, 2016 by Sara Alcid

When I think about my future, I think about the children that my partner and I hope to foster and adopt, but I also worry about the discriminatory barriers that LGBTQ couples can face in the fostering and adoption process. Right now, there are still states across the country that continue to propose and pass [...]

Posted Under: family economic security

6 ways to find comfort in uncertain times

Posted May 24, 2016 by Renee Trudeau

Last week I had a brush with someone I’ve known a long time who acted uncharacteristically rude and unkind. While their behavior was immature and irrational, rather than rise up to counter him, I just walked away and let it be. This was not only wise, it was good self-care. Lately, I have observed how many friends, clients [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

What’s Really Going On In America

Posted May 23, 2016 by Kristin

On this #RADIO show we feature one of the top pollsters in the nation sharing what’s really going on right now in our nation, then we hear from a noted CNN commentator and author about her take on the battle between Bernie and Hillary.  The show then moves to hear about the #AskTheMayor campaign from Constance [...]

Posted Under: radio
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