Have you ever noticed how many programs out there serve only one age group?
Even when we can manage to combine some form of childcare with adult classes, it’s often not free and basically never addresses the needs older children.
This isn’t because we believe that youth and teens are unimportant, or that our students have no children, or that it’s easy for a family to be in four different places for four different services all at the same time. It’s because the funding is dictating the structure of our services, and not the actual need.
That being said, without funding we wouldn’t have any services.