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03-14-2011, 08:40 AM
This from DNAinfo.com (http://www.dnainfo.com/20110314/downtown/tribecas-ps-150-could-lose-afterschool-program-budget-cuts) by Julie Shapiro:
P.S. 150 is in danger of losing its popular after-school program because of budget cuts.

The state's preliminary budget slashes all funding to the TriBeCa school, along with 49 other programs across the state, according to Manhattan Youth, which runs P.S. 150's program.

"This funding is very important," said Theseus Roche, Manhattan Youth's after-school director. "P.S. 150 attracts kids from all over, [many] with middle-class, working parents who cannot pick up their kids at 3 o'clock."

The $58,600 annual grant from the state currently allows Manhattan Youth to offer financial aid to families who cannot afford the $325 monthly fee for the five-day-a-week program.

Each week, about 70 children, or nearly half of P.S. 150's student body, attend the after-school program, taking classes in soccer, basketball, chess and painting.

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