UWRI advocates for increased access to after-school programs

ANTHONY CANDELARIO, a seventh-grade student who participates in NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley’s after-school program, speaks about the program’s positive impact on his life and academic performance during United Way of Rhode Island’s advocacy at the Statehouse May 24 in support of creating a legislative commission to improve and increase the number of the state’s out-of-school learning programs. / COURTESY UNITED WAY OF RHODE ISLAND
ANTHONY CANDELARIO, a seventh-grade student who participates in NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley’s after-school program, speaks about the program’s positive impact on his life and academic performance during United Way of Rhode Island’s advocacy at the Statehouse May 24 in support of creating a legislative commission to improve and increase the number of the state’s out-of-school learning programs. / COURTESY UNITED WAY OF RHODE ISLAND
PROVIDENCE – Nearly 100 community leaders, students among them, rallied at the Statehouse May 24 on behalf of the United Way of Rhode Island’s Afterschool Leadership Circle to call for increased access to educational programming during after-school hours and a dedicated funding stream for such opportunities. Through summertime programming, UWRI’s Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative helps…

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