KSDK - The school year has started and your child is in the classroom, but what happens after the school day ends? Reports show that more than 65% of parents with minor children work full-time, leaving millions of children to return to an empty house or be on their own between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Known as the "critical hours," this is the time of day when young people are most likely to commit crimes or be victimized. Afterschool programming could be the solution.
Darlene Sowell is president and CEO of Neighborhood Houses. It's the largest provider of no-cost after-school programming for children in St. Louis public schools.
www.neighborhoodhouses.org or call 314-383-1733