Latino Youth Need Better Access to After-School Programs

Latino Youth Need Better Access to After-School Programs

A new survey by nonprofit organization Afterschool Alliance reveals that due to barriers, such as access, cost and transportation, many Latino students aren’t participating in after-school programs that can help them succeed, according to a recent press release.

In the United States, after-school programs are essential to helping many children meet academic, social, emotional and other needs. But more than 24.6 million eligible children aren’t accessing these programs. What’s more, the number of Latino youth in after-school programs has declined by 1.5 million over the past seven years.

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Article by:  Alicia Green