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File #: 200130    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: IN COMMITTEE
File created: 2/6/2020 In control: Committee on Children and Youth
On agenda: Final action: 2/6/2020
Title: Authorizing City Council's Committee on Children & Youth to hold hearings regarding out of school time programs and funding to improve the safety and contribute to positive life outcomes for Philadelphia's young people.
Sponsors: Councilmember Thomas, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Gilmore Richardson, Councilmember Gauthier, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Brooks, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Henon
Indexes: CHILDREN AND YOUTH, SAFETY
Attachments: 1. Signature20013000

Title

Authorizing City Council’s Committee on Children & Youth to hold hearings regarding out of school time programs and funding to improve the safety and contribute to positive life outcomes for Philadelphia’s young people.

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WHEREAS, Philadelphia is a vibrant metropolitan area that strives to create an environment to raise safe and healthy children; and

 

WHEREAS, Both City Council and the Kenney Administration desire to advance an environment that is increasingly favorable to the success of out of school time initiatives; and

 

WHEREAS, Nationally, for every child in an after-school time program two more would be interested in joining if the programs had space and funding for them; and

 

WHEREAS, The hours of 2pm to 6pm are the prime time of juvenile crime in Pennsylvania according the Federal Bureau of Investigations Uniform Crime Reporting data; and

 

WHEREAS, Studies have found that in programs across the country out of school time programs increase day of school attendance, raise graduation rates and reduce criminal participation; and

 

WHEREAS, The Administration, through the newly formed Children and Youth Cabinet, is committed to deliver greater coordination and research-based outcomes; and

 

WHEREAS, Identifying areas demanding ongoing improvements in service provision and delivery - can yield more data, evidence and insight, thereby helping to ensure positive comprehensive results for all Philadelphians; now, therefore, be it

 

RESOLVED, That City Council’s Committee on Children & Youth is authorized to hold hearings regarding out of school time programs and funding to improve the safety and contribute to positive life outcomes for Philadelphia’s young people.

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