ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Dozens of school districts in need are receiving funding to help expand their after school programs.
In total, $10 million was made available to 33 school districts around the state. Research shows that children who participate in after school programs have better attendance, higher academic achievement, and are less likely to be involved in risky behaviors after school.
Despite the large number of schools, only one in the Capital Region is receiving a cut of the funds. The Amsterdam School District will get about $375,000.