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Boys & Girls Club of Buffalo receives after-school funding from NYS

The Boys & Girls Club of Buffalo will receive $408,000 from NYS.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Boys & Girls Club of Buffalo, which serves the Buffalo School district, is one of 33 programs in NYS that will share $10 million in the Empire State After-School Program.

The Boys & Girls Club of Buffalo will receive $408,000.

"After-school programs help students stay on track and offer a positive and productive place for students to spend their after-school hours, giving parents peace of mind," Governor Cuomo said in a released statement.  "By increasing the availability of after-school program slots, we can guide even more students to find the right path to success."

To be eligible for the award, school districts had to adopt a quality learning environment, staff-to-student interaction and student outcomes. 

Officials say children who participate in after-school programs have better attendance, higher academic achievement and less likely to be involved in risky behavior after school ends for the day. 

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