Burbank’s affordable after school programs once again at risk! Please let your elected leaders know the importance of these programs to our community. The Boys & Girls Club provides after school care for 750+ kids a day. Over 50% of the kids are on scholarships because of their family’s inability to pay. This is the only after school program in the city that provides scholarships due to financial need.
The School District is once again proposing to charge the Boys & Girls Club large fees to operate on the school sites. The proposed new charges of $88,500 equate to almost 50% of the total cost to run the programs and will cause the elimination of a number of programs. The School District and The City both run fee based programs, but neither provide assistance for lower income families, that need is met entirely by the Boys & Girls Club programs.