flowerAfterschool enrichment programs are like fertilizer. They support healthy growth and development by providing physical activity, healthy snacks, help with homework, support with social skills and access to caring adults and mentors.

One in five Connecticut children is alone and unsupervised between the hours of 3 pm and 6 pm.

Many families are able to provide enriching activities for their kids after school – sports, dance, robotics, art, tutoring.

But too many are still home alone. More than 213,000 children in Connecticut would participate if an afterschool program were available and affordable.  For more information on Connecticut participation trends, benefits, and measures public support for these programs, click here.

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