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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 14,000,000 kindergarteners through twelfth grade kids are on their own after school without supervision.

MomsBlogging on TV & After-School Programs

Tell Congress: Boost Families, Not Fear!

Posted July 20, 2017 by Xochitl Oseguera

Take action!The wall. The wall. It’s all we heard about from candidate Trump… and now from President Trump. In fact, now that he’s president, he’s putting his ineffective and xenophobic rhetoric into action by proposing $1.6 billion ($1.6 billion!) for his ridiculous wall on the Southern border - all while proposing enormous cuts to programs [...]

Posted Under: immigration

Tell Congress: Don't gut Medicaid!

Posted July 20, 2017 by Felicia Willems

Take action!Watching the health care news this week is enough to give you whiplash! Even though it appears efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and gut our nation’s cherished Medicaid program have failed, there are STILL plans to take a vote next week to gut health care protections and repeal the ACA without [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

MICHIGAN: Come meet Sandy, whose daughter died in the Aurora Shooting

Posted July 20, 2017 by Elyssa Koidin Schmier

Today marks the 5-year anniversary of the tragic mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. During that needless act of violence, twelve lives were lost, including Jessica Ghawi. Since that time, Jessi’s mom, Sandy Phillips, has established Jessi’s Message to support and advocate for a safer America by reducing gun violence. On Tuesday, [...]

Posted Under: gun safety

Health Care Protections Keep These Kids Alive

Posted July 20, 2017 by Jamie Davis Smith

The latest attempt by Congressional Republicans to dismantle Medicaid and other medical care protections for millions of Americans is dead for now, but the fight is not over. Americans across the country, of all races, every income level, and varying levels of health are faced with a proposal to repeal Obamacare protections without replacing them [...]

Posted Under: healthcare
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