Metro Week

Caring For Tucson's Kids

Season 4, Episode 35 of 25

On this week’s show: How’s Tucson doing at caring for its kids? - We sit down with Mayor Jonathan Rothschild to talk about why child poverty levels remain so high in Tucson, and about the mayor’s push to get adults to volunteer as mentors for kids. -A visit to the Pascua Yaqui Boys and Girls Club to meet a mentor and the kid he spends his Monday afternoons with. -Casa de los Niños will close its emergency shelter - and why they say that’s a good thing. -Often at odds, Representatives Martha McSally and Raul Grijalva came together this week to bring attention to the struggles faced by grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. -And in southern Arizona, four out of five kids lack access to high quality early childhood education programs. We visit Make Way for Books, an organization that’s trying to change that.

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