ERIC Number: ED427857
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Making Afterschool Count: Communities & Schools Working Together, 1998.
Beachum-Bilby, Sheila; Seymour, Liz; Krajewski, Fran
Making Afterschool Count, v1 n1-2 Jun-Oct 1998
This document consists of the first two issues of a brief (usually 6-page) serial publication highlighting the Making After-School Count initiative, programs across the country wherein communities and schools cooperate to serve children after school hours. The June 1998 issue discusses a teleconference discussion with Vice President Al Gore to encourage school officials to participate in the program. Other articles describe the public/private partnerships that developed the Alliance Schools Initiative in Texas and the LA's BEST program in Los Angeles. The role of these programs in improving the academic performance of program participants and reducing risk behaviors by removing children from the streets is also discussed. The October 1998 issue discusses after-school programs in rural communities, provides a state-by-state chart of the percentage of school-age children with both parents working, and describes teenagers' responses to after-school programs, and a training program for community members to help establish or expand after-school and summer programs. (JPB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, After School Programs, At Risk Persons, Community Involvement, Community Role, Community Services, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment Activities, Partnerships in Education, School Community Relationship
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, 1200 Mott Foundation Building, Flint, MI 48502-1851; Tel: 800-645-1766 (Toll Free); Fax: 810-766-1753; Web site: http://www.mott.org; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.