Pobo's Petition: An Open Letter to Congress on Behalf of Afterschool
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Pobo's Petition: An Open Letter to Congress on Behalf of Afterschool

    1. Pobo  Efekoro
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      Pobo Efekoro

      NY

Studies show participation in quality afterschool programs improves social and communication skills, improves relationships with peers and teachers, raises self-confidence and self-esteem and improves feelings and attitudes toward self and school. Afterschool programming is linked to significant gains in standardized test scores and work habits as well as reductions in behavior problems among disadvantaged students. Children involved in high-quality extended learning programs are less likely to skip school, use drugs or drink alcohol.

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    • Betty Perry DALTON, PA
      • 6 months ago

      As a chess coach, I've seen the difference it can make in a child's life. It is more important, and much safer, than football.

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    • Donal Malone MAPLEWOOD, NJ
      • 6 months ago

      All of our kids are our future and we must take care of them for the well being of our communities and country.

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    • Nicole Cody GERMANTOWN, TN
      • 6 months ago

      Afterschool programs are critical to continued engagement in academic and leadership settings. They help students be better prepared for college and for careers.

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    • Kevin Gee BRIGHTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 7 months ago

      I am a chess fan, an active player and firm believer in equal access to education.

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    • Noga Shaanan GALVESTON, TX
      • 7 months ago

      As a school psychologist, it is inspiring to see how successful children can be when they have programs that support them

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