Editors NoteBelieve 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
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