Funding. Waiting lists. Lack of access. Various out-of-school time professionals speak honestly about the challenges after-school programs face and what people can do to maximize their youth program’s potential.
“We currently have a waiting list of over 20 families. We are at capacity, over capacity,” says Christine Woolford of Youth Empowerment through Learning, Leading, and Serving, Inc. in Marietta, Georgia, in regard to lack of after-school program availability.