Afterschool.me showcases youth activities in sports, arts and technology. In honor of going back to school, we will be polling parents to find the most popular activities here in LA. This week we are asking parents what sports activities their kids are most excited for this Fall. To learn more about each program, visit our website at www.afterschool.me.
Update – 9/10/12! Congrats to the winners of each poll:
Sports: Soccer with Super Soccer Kids.
Arts: Cornerstone Music Conservatory.
Dance: Degas Dance Studio.
A 9 year-old in East LA accomplished his goal of funding his dream to attend college by building a handmade arcade of cardboard, plastic and household materials. For $1, you receive two turns at Caine’s Arcade. For $2, you receive 500 turns and a Fun Pass. Today, there is a now a Caine’s Arcade Foundation to fund creativity and entrepreneurship in young kids. Start small, dream big.
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In a recent TIME article, Doug Glanville of ESPN (and former MLB player) explained the epidemic confronting parents when paying for their children’s athletic activities. Relying on Mark Hyman’s research in “The Most Expensive Game in Town,” Glanville highlights the dilemmas faced by moms and dads, the misconceptions of families that a child may become a professional athlete and the outlandish costs for premier instruction. A parent, for example, may spend $55,000 a year at IMG Golf Academy or $700 an hour for a private quarterback coach. While reading the article, a parent cannot help but wish there was a resource to discover more affordable opportunities for the next generation…
Soon, there will be: Afterschool.me
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