New study released on afterschool programs

October 20, 2010 3:14:16 PM PDT
More than one in four Chicago school kids take part in an afterschool program. According to a new study, that's better than the national average. But even more students are without supervision after the school day ends.

The report called "America After 3 p.m" was released by the Afterschool Alliance and sponsored by J.C. Penny.

"And the more opportunities we create to connect a child to a learning environment, not just to the school, but to a learning environment, the better off we can be, not only for graduation rates, but more importantly a successful life," said Mayor Daley.

The study finds that around the country afterschool programming has improved in the last five years.