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Afterschool and the building of character
Afterschool Alliance, 2003
(Afterschool Alert Issue Brief No. 14). Washington, DC: Afterschool Alliance.

An outline of after school program benefits for students and society, in terms of reduced risky behavior, improved academic performance, and enhanced habits and values

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Afterschool keeps kids safe
Afterschool Alliance, 2002
(Afterschool Alert Issue Brief No. 7). Washington, DC: Afterschool Alliance.

An issue brief that discusses why participation in after school programs reduces a child's chance of using drugs and committing or becoming a victim of juvenile crime

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Afterschool programs: Keeping kids--and communities--safe
Afterschool Alliance, April, 2007
(Issue Brief No. 27). Washington, DC: Afterschool Alliance.

A discussion of the use of after school programs in decreasing youth violence and other illicit activities in the after school hours from 3 to 6 pm

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Afterschool programs: Making a difference in America’s communities by improving academic achievement, keeping kids safe and helping working families
Afterschool Alliance, February 2008
Washington, DC: Afterschool Alliance.

Highlights of findings from studies of the influence of afterschool programs on children’s school attendance, academic achievement and abstinence from crime

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Afterschool programs: A wise public investment
Afterschool Alliance, 2005
(Afterschool Alert Issue Brief No. 22). Washington, DC: Afterschool Alliance.

A short investigation into the cost-benefit impacts of after school programs

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