As Local After-School Programs Suffer, Advocates Demand More State Funding

May 17, 2017

Kids participating in the YMCA of Riverside County's after-school gardening club. Advocates for after-school programs say activities are being cut and costs are rising because of stagnant state funding.
Credit YMCA of Riverside County

The Press-Enterprise reports this morning that some school districts in Riverside County are having to cut back or charge parents for after-school programs, because of rising costs and funding from the state that has been stagnant at best.  In Sacramento, backers of California after-school programs are pushing hard for their first state funding increase in a decade, even as the Trump administration has called for cutting federal funding.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler has more.