Bridging the wide gap in Georgia's after-school care - Mid-South News, Weather, Traffic and Sports | FOX13

Bridging the wide gap in Georgia's after-school care

Posted: Updated:
ATLANTA -

Good, quality after-school programs for teens are needed. Here are some stats that you may find surprising:

According to the Georgia Afterschool Investment Council, more than 1 million of the state's kids (half of Georgia's school age children) spend time away from their parents during the 3 to 6 p.m. weekday hours.  This time-frame also happens to be when most violent juvenile crimes occur.

Recent data provided by GAIC indicates that only 16 percent of Georgia's children from two working parent families are enrolled in after-school programs; while 21 percent of the state's children in grades K-12 are taking care of themselves.

While the demand for safe, accessible and affordable after-school programs in Georgia is high, there are not nearly enough slots available. Helping to fill in that gap is non-profit Quality Care for Children. It's a free service intended to help parents find after-school programs.

And, they've just launched their first smartphone app to help parents on-the-go track down quality after-school care for their son or daughter.

CLICK ON THE VIDEO ABOVE TO WATCH TACOMA'S REPORT!

More info:
877-ALL-GA-KIDS web site
Quality Care for Children: 3.0 Tools for Parents



  • Good Day ArchiveMore>>

  • Recipe: Blissful Lowcountry Boil

    Recipe: Blissful Lowcountry Boil

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:05:26 GMT
    Blissful Lowcountry Boil Ingredients
    Blissful Lowcountry Boil Ingredients 4qts Water ½ cup Old Bay ½ cup Lemon Juice 1tbsp kosher salt 2 sliced shallots 8 garlic cloves 1lb Andouille sausage 1lb of New Potatoes 6 ears of corn shucked and
  • Pike Nurseries

    Spring Container Gardens

    Spring Container Gardens

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:21:54 GMT
    Container gardens are just as unique and diverse as gardens.
    Container gardens are just as unique and diverse as gardens.
  • Improve your commute with the "One Bus Away" app

    Improve your commute with the "One Bus Away" app

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:03 AM EDT2014-04-17 13:03:23 GMT
    Don't you hate when you're waiting for mass transit and have no idea when that train or bus will show up? Now, there's an app for that and it's saving people time and money.
    Don't you hate when you're waiting for mass transit and have no idea when that train or bus will show up? Now, there's an app for that and it's saving people time and money.
Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices