What did you do after school? Chances are you discovered a talent or passion that helped you expand your life possibilities, or you at least had a safe place to go. But while all families want these experiences for their kids, these opportunities are scarce in low income communities. For many of the millions of kids who stop learning at 3 PM and have no access to enriching after-school programs, their best alternative is to be home alone with a game controller and a bag of chips.
While working parents need daily after-school programs more than ever, the economic crisis puts pressure on public funding. It costs $1,000 for one busload of New York City kids and parents to visit Albany and meet with legislators, as they learn about the Democratic process. Help TASC support, educate and inspire kids through after-school experiences.