Despite grim budgets, advocates see ways to provide learning opportunities all day and all year.
City camps will still serve thousands, but many other programs charge substantial fees.
Advocates here are educating the public about the concept, which has taken off in other cities.
For parents and students, locating top-quality activities for the afterschool hours continues to be a challenge.
Through grants, partnerships, and lots of coordination, some schools offer students a more complete package.