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Afterschool and Community Programs

Afterschool and community programs can offer kids opportunities to develop their interests and skills in a more relaxed environment. Learn more about what makes a high-quality program and how organizations — including family literacy programs, tutoring programs and other community-based efforts — can support reading and literacy. Our Tutoring and Volunteering section has information for those interested in giving their time.

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"Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words!" — A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 1943