I have a 6th grader and up until last year she was always in after school programs. Now I find myself working later hours and think she is too young to leave at home (especially when its dark out) by herself. So I am wondering what do other working parents do? Also, any ideas what to do over the summer? I usually hire a College kid for the summer but my go to person is not able to do this summer. I can't imagine camps every week (I would be broke). Just looking for some ideas that will keep my child somewhat independent but out of trouble and not a latchkey kid. Thanks.