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.
Adding It Up -- Brochure, Rationale and Guide to Mapping Public Resources for Children, Youth & Families
Out-of-School Time Policy Commentary #2: High School After-School: What Is It? What Might It Be? Why Is It Important?
Out-of-School Time Policy Commentary #3: Reflections on System Building: Lessons from the After-School Movement
Out-of-School Time Policy Commentary #4: After-School for All? Exploring Access and Equity in After-School Programs
Out-of-School Time Policy Commentary #5: Inside the Black Box: Exploring the "Content" of After-School
How do effective programs deliver academic content? Can after-school programs help students master a broader base of content? What strategies can help programs and systems deliver content effectively? What is realistic to expect of programs? Program content is closely linked with our understandings about the purpose of after-school programming.
Out-of-School Time Policy Commentary #6: Participation during Out-of-School Time: Taking a Closer Look
This commentary examines the issue of youth participation in out-of-school time programs from two perspectives. It begins broadly and with a youth-centered lens, by asking how children and youth spend their discretionary time and how time use patterns relate to outcomes.