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Out-of-School Time Policy Commentary

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.

Publishing Date: 
February 28, 2006

Out-of-School Time Policy Commentary #2: High School After-School: What Is It? What Might It Be? Why Is It Important?

High school is becoming the next frontier for after-school advocates. The conceptual and practical leaps from programming for elementary and middle school students to high school students are significant, and the marketing challenges are huge.

Publishing Date: 
March 1, 2003

Out-of-School Time Policy Commentary #3: Reflections on System Building: Lessons from the After-School Movement

On February 3, 2003, the Bush Administration unveiled its request to cut funding for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program by 40 percent in fiscal year 2004.

Publishing Date: 
May 1, 2003

Out-of-School Time Policy Commentary #4: After-School for All? Exploring Access and Equity in After-School Programs

While significant progress has occurred over the past several years in terms of expanding both the quantity and quality of after-school opportunities, the ambitious idea of “after-school for all” remains a distant goal.

Publishing Date: 
July 1, 2003

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.

Publishing Date: 
November 1, 2003

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.

Publishing Date: 
May 1, 2004

Out-of-School Time Policy Commentary #7: School's Out: A Look at Summer Learning and Engagement

The word summer brings to mind images of a relaxed, unstructured season – a time markedly different from other seasons of the year. In the United States we have a particularly entrenched notion that summer is different – a notion reflected in popular assumptions about summer as a “break” and reinforced by carefree depictions of summer that abound in popular culture.

Publishing Date: 
July 1, 2004