Strike a Chord: After-School Series

by Ben Bradford
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WFUV's Strike a Chord Campaign focuses on after-school programs in a series of special reports.

WFUV's Strike a Chord campaign is focusing its attention on after-school programs.  All this week we aired news features that focused on many issues confronting parents and school children across New York City, and the after-school programs tailored to address these problems.

Below are the introductions to the stories we presented, followed by the corresponding audio:

After-school programs can offer all kinds of activities, from homework help to dancing.  But, in some neighborhoods, the goal is to just keep kids off the street, whatever the activity.  As part of WFUV's Strike a Chord campaign on after-school programs, Ben Bradford reports.

Having a parent in prison can affect everything from a child's behavior and studies, to their physical health.  As part of WFUV's Strike a Chord campaign, Ben Bradford reports there's an after-school program in Brooklyn for such children.

New York's elite private schools also come with elite after-school programs.  As part of WFUV's Strike a Chord campaign, Ben Bradford has this report on exclusive after-schools.

New York City has all kinds of after-school programs, from chess to skateboarding.  As part of our Strike a Chord campaign on after-schools, Ben Bradford reports on one program where students become architects to learn about math and science.

Over a hundred New York after-school programs were in a fight for their lives earlier this year, when the city slashed its after-school budget.  Most funding was restored.  But some families are still feeling the effects.  As part of WFUV's Strike a Chord Campaign on after-school programs, Ben Bradford reports.

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