after-school programs

eddietortue's picture

What can we do to improve after-school programs in San Francisco?

Below is a link describing the general benefits of keeping students engaged and enriched after school:

http://www.modbee.com/2010/07/06/1241717/money-well-spent-during-prime.html

Zaquex's picture

Volunteer Power

Since some parents are unable to afford tutoring that non-profits are forced to charge, school should create a system of parent volunteers. Though unprofessional, knowledgeable parents could provide basic skills in helping with a topic or program. Parents, such as a chemical engineer, could devote an hour or two to helping a handful of youths basic calculations over finding molarity of a solution. While journalists, or even amateur novelists, can assess grammar with others. The problem--of course--lies with the power of volunteers. Can we call for community action?

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