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Bridging the Long, Hot Summer Months

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Children at Beacon House, a nonprofit that provides afterschool programs in Edgewood Terrace in Ward 5.
Kavitha Cardoza
Children at Beacon House, a nonprofit that provides afterschool programs in Edgewood Terrace in Ward 5.

Summer youth programs often serve as a "bridge" between the academic years. But funding for the District's summer school, jobs program and enrichment activities has been slashed in what nonprofit groups are calling a "perfect storm." Many District leaders worry thousands of kids are heading into the long, hot months with nothing to do. Kavitha Cardoza takes a look at the situation and what it means for students.

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