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Transportation a barrier to after-school programs

from Youth Today

What if a student wants to go to an after-school program but doesn't have a ride? It's an issue faced by most Boys & Girls Clubs, said John Benberg, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay in Wisconsin. "Transportation is almost always a big issue for clubs," he said. Boys & Girls Clubs are intentionally based in neighborhoods to make them more accessible, but many kids still don't live within walking distance, Benberg said. And the kids who attend the clubs generally don't have a stay-at-home parent or an adult with transportation who can drive them places on a regular basis, he said. more

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