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  • Date: 09/01/2015
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Most communities have afterschool programs that give school-aged students a safe place to go after the dismissal bell rings. The next step after simply providing a safe haven is to create a nurturing environment that develops young people’s talents and supports their needs. A formal mentoring program can help to achieve this goal. ... »
  • Date: 04/01/2015
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Positive youth development and youth organizing are strengths-based approaches to the lives, needs, and contributions of young people (Damon & Gregory, 2003). These approaches privilege the voices of youth as they engage with issues in their communities and challenge institutions to respond. Few studies, however, have explored the role of ... »
  • Date: 04/01/2015
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    What is “the truth” about out-of-school time (OST) work with boys and young men of color (BYMOC)? How has the literature that documents the increasing public consciousness of this work influenced program centers and policy debates? Recent local and national attention on the crisis facing BYMOC has contributed many insights to this discussion. ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2014
    Resource Category: Research Products
    This article describes discussions about the relationship between afterschool programs and the Common Core Standards at a networking meeting sponsored by the Robert Bowne Foundation for out-of-school time (OST) providers in New York City in the fall of 2013. The meeting was entitled "Introducing the Common Core Learning Standards: What Are They? ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2014
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article describes an educator's experience in engaging reluctant male students in writing by leading an afterschool writing program. Write After School offers choice within structure and encourages interaction in ways designed to engage reluctant writers, allowing them to choose their own topics, receive feedback, and talk about their work. ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2014
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    One in three children in the US is overweight or obese. One in five lives in food-insecure households that struggle to put food on the table. Both problems are linked to poor academic performance, behavior problems, and high rates of school absenteeism. To address these issues, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation's Out-of-School Time ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2014
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article reviews a book that provides a detailed account of the interviews, observations, research, and successes and failures that led to the development of Project Coach, a program that helps youth gain life skills through mastery of a sport. Project Coach empowers and employs teenagers to become coaches and academic mentors to elementary ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2014
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    What would it be like to increase the number of youth-serving volunteers who can competently lead science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities? This question guided the Inquiry in the Community project, launched in 2008. Along with Girl Scout staff colleagues and volunteers, the project created a system for embedding inquiry-based ... »
  • 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: 11/01/2014
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    With 8.4 million children in the US spending an average of eight hours a week in afterschool programs, afterschool providers are an important part of the network of caring adults who can help to keep children safe. This article explores the topic of mandated reporting of suspected child abuse by afterschool staff. ... »

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