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  • 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. ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2014
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Grounded in literature on best practices in science education, this article describes a systematic and intentional approach to developing out-of-school time (OST) science curricula and professional development models. Examples from the California 4-H Science, Engineering, and Technology Initiative demonstrate promising practices in action. ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2014
    Resource Category: Research Products
    Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics(STEM) programs in out-of-school time (OST) are designed to supplement school work, ignite student interest, and extend STEM learning. From interactive museum exhibits to summer-long science camps, opportunities for informal student engagement in STEM learning abound. What difference do these ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2014
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article describes Cosmic Chemistry, a two-week summer learning program for 9th and 10th grade students that focuses on chemistry with an astronomical twist. The program focuses on building a foundation for the next school year's science content, providing rigorous and relevant science experiences to help the students who need it most before ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2014
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article presents research on collaboration between the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development and the New York Academy of Sciences to provide STEM learning opportunities in out-of-school time. ... »
  • 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. ... »

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