New study released on afterschool programs

October 20, 2010 (CHICAGO)

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.

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