Sun SentinelAfter-school programs for poor: Boost for kids or a $1 billion boondoggle?

Jun 19, 2017 - Sun Sentinel

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After-school programs for poor: Boost for kids or a $1 billion boondoggle?

Briget Louis dreaded the hours between the end of her son’s school day and the end of her workday.The single mother regularly worked until 5 p.m. and couldn’t afford after-school child care. Her then 9-year-old hung out with friends after school until the sheriff’s office called last year to say the kids had started a brush fire.She found the perfect solution at a federally funded after-school program with the Boys and Girls Club in West Palm Beach, which her...

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