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PAC needs your help!!

We have opportunities at all levels to help restore PAC What is PAC?

Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC) is an affordable afterschool recreation and enrichment program provided by the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department. Under the supervision of professional recreation staff, elementary school children participate in a variety of age-appropriate activities that are fun, healthy, and instructive. PAC’s focus is to serve Phoenix children in neighborhoods of highest need, where access to safe and affordable afterschool options is not otherwise available.

Why invest in afterschool?

•Children under 6 years old with all parents in the labor force is 58.1% (Maricopa County 2008).

•The hours between 3 pm and 6 pm are the peak hours for juvenile crimes and youth experimentation with drugs, alcohol, cigarettes and sex.

•Police chiefs agree that afterschool programs are essential to reduce youth violence and crime.

•The prevalence of overweight and obesity for children in poverty (39.4%) is twice as high as the rate for higher income children (19.1%) in Arizona.

What are the benefits of PAC?

PAC keeps children safe and positively engaged. Through its Nutrition Education and Training program, PAC’s focus on making fitness and nutrition kid-friendly helps to change behaviors for thousands of children at highest risk for obesity.

Our challenge ...

In 2006 PAC served more than 10,000 children at 100 school sites. Since then, the economic downturn has reduced PAC’s outreach by 75% leaving thousands of children in our city’s most high risk neighborhoods without safe options to fill their afterschool hours. The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is seeking financial contributors to restore PAC for our most vulnerable children.

"Giving pays the highest interest rate, and has the longest term, of any investment available." - Jeffrey K. Wilson

Want to help?

Need more information? Please contact:

Ann Wheat, Recreation Supervisor 602-534-1504

Your contribution is tax deductible thanks to:


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