Understaffing leaves after-school programs with unmet demand
By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press | Sunday, March 20, 2022, 12:05 a.m.
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Rico X poses at his home Monday in Hermitage, Tenn. X, who oversees the before- and afterschool programs run by the YMCA of Middle Tennessee, says enrollment has had to be capped as parents return to work after the COVID pandemic because of staff shortages, leaving capacity at about 70% of what it was before the pandemic. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)