ERIC Number: ED438395
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
After-School Programs: Keeping Children Safe and Smart.
This guide provides information on the benefits of afterschool programs and the qualities of good after school programs. Afterschool programs reduce the risk of juvenile delinquency, substance use, and violent crime victimization. Children involved in quality programs decrease their chances of dropping out, earn higher grades, and develop better social skills. The qualities that comprise a good after school program include: clear goals; strong management; committed staff; strong community support; and attention to safety and health issues. Five programs that exemplify many of these traits include: (1) Community Collaboration for Education Enrichment (CCEE), San Antonio, Texas; (2) Lake County Teen Connection, Upper Lake, California; (3) Boys Harbor: The Harbor for Boys and Girls, East Harlem, New York; (4) Proyecto Sano y Salvo (Project Safe and Sound), Tucson, Arizona; and (5) Summer Transition, Little Rock, Arkansas. (SWM)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Child Health, Child Safety, Community Involvement, Delinquency Prevention, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment, Latchkey Children, Program Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Partnership for Family Involvement in Education, Washington, DC.