There are multiple types of information that are needed to translate goals into action effectively - information on children and youth, programs, policies, public and political will. This one-page handout provides a list of common ways that states and communities “take stock.”
Parks, libraries, museums and other cultural organizations represent a diverse array of assets and share a broad mission to serve their communities, however, some may not realize the roles that these institutions can and do play in supporting young people during out-of-school time hours.
Out-of-School Time Policy Commentary #10: Rethinking the High School Experience: What's After-School Got to Do With it?
Out-of-School Time Policy Commentary #11: People, Places and Possibilities: Integrating Mentoring and After-School
This commentary explores the relationship between mentoring and after-school, two fields that have garnered significant policy attention and momentum over the past several years. The question is not which makes more sense — mentoring or after-school — but how can we utilize both strategies to increase the likelihood that young people have the supports they need to thrive.