After-School Programs

WBFO's Eileen Buckley

New York State is setting aside $35 million to expand after-school programs.

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Some Buffalo public school students are benefiting from afterschool programs operated by the Northwest Buffalo Community Center. WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley recently visited one of the sites at the Grabiarz School of Excellence.     


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Some Buffalo Public school parents are calling on the city district to make needed changes to the after-school programs. 

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It’s that time of year when public pools all around the city are filled with water and plenty of Buffalonians eager to cool off and splash around. Throughout the year, a pool at the William-Emslie YMCA is home to a club built around swimming, and it’s challenging some alarming trends amongst minorities.

Sara Ali

After-school programs can help ensure a brighter future for children, according to advocates who spoke at a legislative breakfast held at the JFK Community Center on Hickory Street.

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A brand new after-school program focuses on homework and academic assistance.  In October, Villa Maria College teamed with the Town of Cheektowaga to being an after-school services program for second graders from the Union East Elementary School and Mary Queen of Angels School.  WBFO's Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says the program is designed to support children from low-income families.


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Around half of Buffalo's public schools are open after the regular school day and there's a push to open them all.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced new grants equaling nearly $11 million in support of Advantage After School Programs across the state.

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Mayor's and local leaders from across upstate New York came together for the first time for an afterschool and summer program summit in Buffalo Monday. The event allowed leaders to highlight best practices and explore the most effective ways in which cities can support, build, and sustain high-quality afterschool and summer programs.

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An event to highlight the importance of quality after-school programs in western New York took place at the Eggerstville Community Center, Friday.

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The founder of a successful after-school program for at-risk urban high school students helped cut the ribbon on the new Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology Friday.