Vicky Branco is the lead principal with Model Schools for Inner Cities, a Toronto District School Board initiative that helps eliminate learning barriers at schools where many students live in poverty.
said Beyond 3
:30 was born out of the Toronto Community Foundation's annual Vital Signs report that showed middle school students fall into high-risk activities because they have no place to go after school.
Many children are from families who lack the resources to send them to music or skating lessons - and the new program aims to rectify that.
It is funded by $300,000 from the Toronto Community Foundation
"It's wonderful to see all the children want to be in these programs, and parents not worried about the kids," Branco