After school programming options are limited by budget, but all kids need to have something productive and fun to do after school. Kids whose parents have fewer economic resources should be receiving more support from parks systems in order to thrive. Our Parks should be doing all it can provide mentoring and community building programming for so many Minneapolis kids.
We don't need to take away programming from parks in affluent neighborhoods, but we absolutely do need to add more programming to low-income neighborhoods. As a commissioner, I will prioritize work to add programming and facilities in low-income neighborhood parks.