The Effect of After-School Programs on Low-Income Students
Peacher, Nicholas C.
Washington and Lee University -- Capstone in Shepherd Poverty Program
Education -- Evaluation
Education -- Government policy
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Nicholas C. Peacher is a member of the Class of 2015 of Washington and Lee University.Capstone; [FULL-TEXT RESTRICTED TO WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY LOGIN]This paper argues for the benefits of educational after-school programs in the lives of low-income students. By providing tutoring, assistance with homework, and recreational activities, these programs can help to improve the academic achievements of low-income students and reduce the chance of them engaging in high-risk activities. All of these benefits are provided, while giving students a safe, productive environment during normally unsupervised hours. Research has shown both the academic and social benefits of these programs, which can help to narrow this education gap. [From Closing Remarks]Nicholas Peacher