Poll: What is the best fall sports activity for kids in Los Angeles?

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.

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New Experiences: Reason #2 Why Afterschool Activities Are Important

Check out this afterschool program  in Compton, CA. Hundreds of kids – from ages 5 and up – learn to fly…and for free at Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum.

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The Rising Costs of Sports for Generation Z

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

The Extracurricular Crisis and The Future of Afterschool Programs in the USA

The  “Entertainment and Sports Lawyer” recently published an article on the future of afterschool activities that was written by Evan Fieldman, our CEO and Co-Founder. The article, A Temporary Band-Aid: Pay-to-Play Fees and The Extracurricular Crisis, analyzes the implications of charging students fees to participate in sports and arts programs at public schools. Highlights include:

  • School districts in 33 states charge students pay-to-play fees.
  • Pay-to-play fees for a single student may be more than $700 per activity in one season.
  • States across the country are eliminating public funding for school sponsored extracurricular activities.

You can read the article here: ABA – Entertainment and Sports Lawyer.

MLK Day in LA: Arts, Parks and Community

Honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 16, 2012 by helping the community! Join fellow Angelenos at the Los Angeles Academy Middle School and assist an underserved school become a more engaging, educational, and colorful place for children to learn and play. Volunteers will paint educational murals, create engaging blacktops game and activities, build benches and plant green benches.

Date: Monday, January 16, 2012

Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm; Registration opens at 8:30am

Location: Los Angeles Academy Middle School, 644 East 56th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90011

Website: http://www.cityyear.org/losangeles_ektid2015.aspx

Sponsors: CityYear and Disney

RSVP: Please contact Unique Harston at uharston11@cityyear.org or 213.327.9580

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