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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.

MomsBlogging on TV & After-School Programs

Once You Work from Home, There's No Going Back

Posted April 23, 2014 by Elisa Batista SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Yesterday was one of those moments, in which I felt my life come full circle. Almost 11 years ago, I left a reporting job in San Francisco to be home with my newborn son…and to be on the lookout for a job that I could do from home. I freelanced for a [...]
Posted Under: open flexible work

via Ebony: The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 40

Posted April 23, 2014 by Kristin Congratulations to MomsRising.org Senior Campaign Director Monifa Bandele and her husband Lumumba Bandele on being named one of Ebony's "Coolest Black Families in America"! Check out the spectacular Ebony profile article below that spans from activism to romance, to having and raising kids, to making your own rules, and more. It's a must read: Ebony: The Coolest Black Family in America, [...]
Posted Under: politics & policy

#FoodFri Tweetchat: Healthy Workplaces + Meetings = Healthy YOU

Posted April 23, 2014 by Migdalia Rivera TweetchatMany of us spend the majority of our day at work and much of that time is spent in meetings. If workplaces and meetings don't provide supportive environments, with healthy food and opportunities for physical activity, it can be hard to be healthy during the workday. This #FoodFri, @MomsRising will be joined by @American_Heart, and [...]
Posted Under: environmental health

Sex Education 2.0

Posted April 22, 2014 by Leslie Kantor By Leslie Kantor, Vice President of Education, Planned Parenthood Federation of America If your teen is anything like mine, it can be nearly impossible to get him away from his phone! Knowing that it’s such an integral part of their lives, and that teens want to get information on their phones from trustworthy sources instantaneously, [...]
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