It has been proven that youth who engage in after-school and summer programs are kept out of two potentially dangerous situations: the streets and/or an empty house. They are less likely to engage in crime or drugs and kept safe from having to fend for themselves while at home alone.
Nearly one-fifth of juvenile violent crimes occur in the 4 hours between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on school days. Being involved in an after-school program provides a safe space for students to socialize with their peers and helps to eliminate the risk of them getting into trouble.
(Source: Miami University Partners In Learning)
Whatever you contribute, you will be helping to provide a safe place and nurturing environment for inner-city youth after school.