May 21, 2014
A majority of young adults in the United States lack an understanding of the interconnectedness of the modern world and “are unprepared for an increasingly global future.” 
For young people living in poverty, afterschool programs are often their sole connection to the larger world and to understanding their home and neighborhood cultures in a larger context. In today’s world, the ability to understand complex global issues, exposure to and comfort with cultures other than one’s own, and the ability to work in groups – skills that can be developed and honed in afterschool programs – are critical to young peoples’ overall success.
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June 6, 2013
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