On school days, the hours between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. are the peak hours for juvenile crime and experimentation with drugs, alcohol, cigarettes and sex. In fact, the juvenile crime rate triples during the after-school hours.
The parents of more than 28 million school-age children work outside the home. (U.S.
Department of Labor)
In communities today, 14.3 million school-age children take care of themselves after the school day ends.
Our nation believes that after-school programs are a way to solve school problems, reduce
drug abuse and prevent violence and youth crime!
The time is “ripe”! Our nation needs quality programs for children and youth after-school.
The hours of 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., when most schools are empty, are when our children and youth are at their greatest risk.
The need is evident and the door wide open for the PHIT360 program to step in and meet a
felt-need in our own community!
THE HARD TRUTH
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The PHIT 360 team noticed that there was a strong need for a "quality" after school programs in local school districts throughout Florida. The current after school programs are only "daycare's" and "babysitting" services.
The team felt that there was much more that they could do with an after school program than what was currently being offered. Thus, the PHIT360 After school Program was born which added a nice service to the scholarship arm of the Academic Athlete.
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