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After-School Grows Up, How Four Large American Cities Approach Scale and Quality in After-School Programs
In the last decade, initiatives to create, expand and improve afterschool services for young people have become more typical in large cities across the United States. However, the field is ...
After-School Programs in Boston- What Young People Want
Summary: In a newly updated report commissioned by Boston’s After-School For All Partnership, teenagers (in both focus groups and direct surveys) describe what they want to see in after-school programs. ...
Afterschool Program Participation and the Development of Child Obesity and Peer Acceptance
This longitudinal study assessed the role of after-school program (ASP) participation in the development of child obesity and peer acceptance in a sample of 439 children. Most participants lived in ...
All Work and No Play? Survey on Out-of School Time
In the ongoing debate about the purpose of out-of-school programs, the voices of parents and kids have frequently been absent. This Public Agenda survey commissioned by The Wallace Foundation of ...
< Challenges and Opportunities in After-School Programs: Lessons for Policymakers and Funders
This brief report describes program realities and discusses issues that policymakers need to think through when shaping their after-school initiatives.
Combat Childhood Obesity through After School Activity
The growing obesity epidemic has not passed children by. Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that approximately 16 percent of U.S. children ages 6 ...
Corporate Investments in After School
This report summarizes interviews with eight companies and four advocacy organizations on corporate investment in after school.
Developing Exemplary Practices in Nutrition, Physical Activity and Food Security in Afterschool Programs
This guide is written for directors, members of leadership teams and partners in afterschool programs. Based on extensive research and field experience, it is designed to help you systematically strengthen the nutrition, ...
Documenting Progress and Demonstrating Results: Evaluating Local Out-of-School Time Programs
The Harvard Family Research Project has collaborated with the Finance Project on the third in a series of research briefs on evaluation in out-of-school time. This brief provides practitioners of ...
Engaging Adolescents in Out-of-School Time Programs: Learning What Works
This brief summarizes an American Youth Policy Forum that took place on October 7, 2005 on Capitol Hill, as reported by Andrew Mollison. The brief discusses the benefits of participation ...
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