15 Million Children Home Alone After School

Posted: February 27, 2010 in family law
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MomsRising

Every afternoon 15 million U.S. children, more than a ¼ of our kids, are left alone after school. Among them are more than 40,000 kindergarteners.

This huge and heartbreaking number isn’t because of parent neglect, it reflects a simple fact: Afterschool programs are unavailable or too expensive for millions of families across this country.

In fact, studies show that 18 million U.S. parents would enroll their kids in an afterschool program if one were simply available.

Unfortunately, we’re now in danger of losing the limited afterschool programs we currently have.

The President just released his proposed budget and it does a lot of things right, but it cuts more than 13,000 kids out of safe and educational afterschool programs.

Congress is debating our national budget right now. So it’s up to our Representatives to get America back to work and keep our children safe and learning by protecting afterschool programs.

Will you join me and take a moment to tell your Representative that you are a part of the 83% of American parents who support public funding for afterschool programs?

For more information, click here to check out Momsrising.

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