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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?

A 2005 Kaiser report found that the time young people spend exposed to media content each day has increased to nearly nine hours.

MomsBlogging on TV & After-School Programs

Learn Strategies For Cultivating Healthy Habits at #FoodFri!

Posted June 24, 2016 by Migdalia Rivera

Tweetchat Habits are unconscious and automatic. Even if we want to eat healthfully and feed our families well, habits can undermine our good intentions. When willpower is drained, or we’re tired or stressed, we’re especially likely to fall back on habits, healthy or otherwise. That’s why building healthy habits is so important. Join #FoodFri on [...]

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Summer Meals: Giving Families the Support They Need

Posted June 23, 2016 by Audrey Rowe

As a mother and grandmother, I understand the importance of ensuring that America’s children are provided with nutritious meals every day. My grandchildren, who are 5 and 8, are just like all children – infinitely curious and filled with energy, love, and joy. Young children should be playing and learning -- not worried about where [...]

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Boys and Social Emotional Intelligence: Worms Don’t Belong in the House

Posted June 23, 2016 by Stanley Howard

It is a warm and beautiful Saturday afternoon. You decide to take your 5-year-old son for a walk in the neighborhood park. After a couple of hours, you head back home. Once his hands and face are washed, you go into the kitchen to prepare a snack for the two of you. Shortly after, your [...]

Let's Talk About LGBTQ Family Economic Security!

Posted June 23, 2016 by Sara Alcid

JOIN US! #WellnessWed Twitter Storm LGBTQ FAMILY ECONOMIC SECURITY Wednesday, June 29th at 2pm ETw/ National LGBTQ Task Force, Family Equality Council, Family Values @ Work, & A Better Balance     SAMPLE TWEETS: Sample Orlando/Gun Violence Tweets: We can't talk about the #Orlando shooting w/o acknowledging how homophobia, transphobia, and racism played a central [...]

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