A Survey of the Perception of Issues Affecting the Participants of the Cops-N-Kids After School Program
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The purpose of the research was to determine the perceptions participants in the Cops-N-Kids after-school program had on the following issues: self-esteem, motivation to do well in school, school attendance, improvement on academic grades, time spent reading, personal safety and availability of positive role models. The Cops-N-Kids reading program was designed to provide safe opportunities for neighborhood children to improve their reading skills. After -school programs provided participants with a way to receive additional help on school work, enrichment opportunities and an escape from neighborhood crime. The study provided an overview of information pertaining to issues facing school-age children everyday of their lives. The results of the study showed even though the participants are faced with a lot of issues, the majority of participants managed to have positive perceptions when asked about these social, personal and academic issues.
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