New Website Maps Afterschool Services
A 2006 University of Chicago study found that only about a quarter of Chicago's kids are involved in a structured afterschool activity.
The new web site maps out 12,000 offeringsâ€” in a one-stop shop for schools, parks, libraries, community organizations, and religious groups.
TAPE: A new search, let's do an address…Click. OK.
Users can search by address or zip code.
A few clicks can lead to a Mariachi Club in Pilsen or Cambodian dance lessons on Lawrence Ave.
The site won't only help parentsâ€”it's also good for parks and community groups looking to help kids.
It should expose where programming is lackingâ€”where there are too many basketball classes and no art.
I'm Linda Lutton, Chicago Public Radio.