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Kids learn the art of safety

by Alison Fox
Nov 12, 2009


Chicago's kids are painting, sculpting and skating their way to safety.

Teachers say Gallery 37, an After School Matters program, is keeping kids safe by expanding their horizons and giving them a place to go. Students said they feel more productive in an after-school program than if they were hanging out with friends when school lets out.