After-school services can help low-income children succeed

Nearly all of the 1,000 low-income California students who have attended the Making Waves after-school program have graduated from high school and 94% have gone onto college, but such programs can be expensive, writes John H. Scully, who helped found the program. The after-school program -- which offers tutoring, counseling, nutrition and health services -- spends about $21,000 per child per year.

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