After School Program Loses Funding, Needs Help
It's becoming a bit of a trend-- after school programs struggling to stay open.
Many have raised rates to pay bills and buy supplies.
And one program that often waives its fees for people who need some help... now needs help itself..
Prime Time After School Tutoring, which is in Passage Family Church in East Gainesville, is a program that's helped children in the east-end for 11 years...
But funding from the United Methodist denomination has decreased by 85 percent, and since parents aren't charged tuition, money is getting tight.
It costs $78,000 a year for the doors to stay open... a bill the church is now footing.
And money is tight everywhere. the Alachua County Sheriff's Office was forced to close two programs near Tower Road-- partly because of money.
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