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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?

One study found that the more television a child watched, the more they tried to get their parents to buy products while shopping.

MomsBlogging on TV & After-School Programs

Moms On The Front Lines of the Resistance - 1st 100 days!

Posted April 28, 2017 by Kristin

THANK YOU!  Through all the political chaos that’s happened since Trump took the White House we’ve been blown away by the impact at the state and federal levels of the over million members, and millions of readers, of MomsRising who have been raising their voices in high impact ways for the last ten years -- [...]

New research on dual language learners and how parents can stand up for diversity in the Trump era

Posted April 28, 2017 by Deborah Kong

Celebrating Bilingual Awareness Month The child of immigrants, my father grew up in San Francisco Chinatown and attended schools that taught him in English only. He has no memory of his father speaking Cantonese at home, and his parents encouraged him to learn English, believing it would help him to assimilate, and that learning two [...]

What?!! Another Possible Delay on Menu-Labeling?

Posted April 28, 2017 by Kimberly Cooper

Are we really surprised? The federal rule that would make it mandatory for restaurant, supermarket and convenience store chains to post calorie counts on their menus may be delayed yet again just days before taking effect on May 5, 2017. This process has pushed on for seven years now... As a mother, public health activist, [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Medicaid’s Role in Schools Keeps Kids Healthy, Sets Them Up for Success

Posted April 28, 2017 by Jessica Schubel

Medicaid provides affordable and comprehensive health coverage to over 30 million children, improving their health and their families’ financial well-being. Not only do children covered by Medicaid do better in school, but they are more likely to be healthier over the long term and earn more as adults. Many children receive Medicaid-covered health care not only at the doctor’s office, but also [...]

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