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Invest in middle school students to set up future success

Two years ago, I wrote about the benefits of after-school programming in this opinion piece. My premise was that, despite a litany of evidence showing need, Connecticut lacks adequate after-school options for families. Further, these programs are cost effective when lasting relationships between organizations are formed, pointing to Dwight Hall at Yale’s collaboration with New Haven Public Schools and caring funders like the Marie and John Zimmermann Fund.