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  • Date: 03/01/2016
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    “The activity where we collected organisms was a good influence ’cause I could see myself as a scientist. I got to do the actual thing.” These words from Celeste, a girl who participated in the Coastal Ecology program at the Chincoteague Bay Field Station on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, are not unique. Other girls who participated in the program ... »
  • Date: 04/01/2015
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Challenge seeking is an important component of children’s personal and academic development. Defined in this paper as a set of beliefs and behaviors that propels individuals to initiate and persist at difficult ventures, challenge seeking is a key indicator of mastery goal orientation. This orientation has been linked with a number of positive and ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2014
    Resource Category: Research Products
    Over the last ten years, out-of-school-time (OST) science programs have multiplied to increase young people’s exposure to science. However, there are still not enough opportunities for long-term engagement, which is essential to move youth from having interest in science to having the skills, knowledge, and self-efficacy to pursue careers in ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2014
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article presents strategies youth development programs can use to fortify relationships and foster identity development as a way to help bolster the academic performance of girls of color. ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2014
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Few studies focus on afterschool interventions for Asian-American young people. This article presents research documenting effects of afterschool participation on high school students from Hmong communities with implications for policy and practice. ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2013
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article focuses on three approaches to STEM in out-of-school time that would be instructive for any organization seeking to develop STEM opportunities for teen girls. While Techbridge and Queens Community House focused on reaching populations most underrepresented in STEM—girls of color and those from immigrant and low-income families—the ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2012
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article explores the development of self-esteem and confidence in the context of an afterschool sports program for adolescent girls. The program focuses on boosting girls' perceived competence and improving skills related to career development, particularly networking. ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2012
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Based on lessons learned from more than a decade of OST STEM programming for urban youth, Project Exploration proposes an alternative to the pipeline: Youth-Science Pathways. Youth-Science Pathways enable program providers to move beyond “pipeline” priorities to design for outcomes in which STEM learning experiences support young people’s social ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2012
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper outlines the need for sustainable, scalable afterschool computer science programs targeting girls and describes the development of one such curriculum. Evaluation research on girls’ learning of computer science and on the capacity of afterschool staff and organizations to provide computer science programming leads to our description of ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2011
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This is a review of Jrene Rahm's 2010 book "Science in the making at the margin: A multisited ethnography of learning and becoming in an afterschool program, a garden, and a math and science Upward Bound program." Rahm's research focuses on the nature of how science and meaning making are achieved through these programs. ... »

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