After school activities for ALL kids. I believe that the only way for children, especially, young adults, need to be interested in something other than regular school. They need to have something to look forward, work towards. Something that will not only help them grow, but something they are proud of, and keeps them occupied and out of the negatives of life. Such as playing a musical instrument, so they have band, practice after school to look for award to. If I, personally, did not have this type of outlet, being shoved onto another absent parent at the age of 12, and being felt like not only a burden to my friends family, who took me in, but I finally felt like I had a family, I was needed, and I got to experience teamwork, hardwork, dedication, family, and success (In the 7 years of elementry band and Varsity, we took over 15 Sweepstakes, marching in Hollywood Xmas Parade 3 times, and 'cleaning house' at Dodger Stadium Battle of The Bands, in 1988. Yep. THAT 1988. And got to do our winning field show at, yes, Game 1, of the World Series, at Dodger Stadium. This is something money cannot buy. This is something thru ONE MAN who gave me the chance, believed in my skills as a percussionist, gave me the confidence to become a productive member of society.