Editors Note

Believe it or not, summer's end is near, and it's time to start thinking about school. However, the academic year isn't just about school anymore. Enrollment in complementary after-school programs has been proven to help kids improve their grades, become more well-rounded, and keep them out of trouble. Thankfully, Santa Barbara is home to a plethora of such programs. Turn to the Activities Guide to find a listing of programs including tutoring, sports, art, academics, multimedia, dance, and more. You will also find feature stories on the importance of participating in after-school activities, encouraging your kids to bike or walk to school, and teaching your kids good sportsmanship. With so much to choose from, our After-School Guide will help you make the best choices for your child throughout the entire school year.
- Joshua Brayer, Assistant Editor, Special Publications