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After School Programs in Maine 

Right now, thousands of folks across the country are celebrating the importance of after school programs.One of many 2010 lights on after school parties was held in Waterville on Thursday.Various organizers including people from the Maine afterschool network have helped put on the event. The celebration highlights how these programs can play a role in keeping kids safe, improve their grades and out of trouble.Studies show that every dollar invested in after school programs saves taxpayers three dollars in increased performance and compensation and reduced school costs and crime.