ERIC Number: ED491093
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
Reference Count: 36
Helping Youth Succeed through Out-of-School Time Programs
Partee, Glenda; Brand, Betsy; Pearson, Sarah; Hare, Rachel
American Youth Policy Forum Inc.
This report reviews the current research and literature on Out of School Time (OST) programs especially with regard to their effectiveness. It also explores the range of OST programs and activities as employed by the various youth-serving sectors; considers the untapped possibilities of OST programs to meet the needs of young people, including academic enhancement, career and college preparation, leadership development, and civic engagement; and provides policy guidance on how to support and sustain high quality OST programs as part of a system of supports for older youth. This paper is organized into the following parts: (1) Research on Out-of-School Time Programming for Youth: A Literature Review; (2) Emerging Practices and Partnerships to Create Quality Out-of-School Time Programs for Older Youth; and (3) Recommendations.
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Student Development, College Preparation, Youth Programs, After School Programs, Program Effectiveness, Program Development, Educational Quality, Literature Reviews, Partnerships in Education
American Youth Policy Forum, 1836 Jefferson Place, NW, Washington, DC 20036. Web site: http://www.aypf.org.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, MI.; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; GE Fund, Fairfield, CT.; William T. Grant Foundation, New York, NY.; George Gund Foundation, Cleveland, OH.; Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; KnowledgeWorks Foundation, Cincinnati, OH.; McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, MN.; Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Flint, MI.; Surdna Foundation, Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: American Youth Policy Forum, Washington, DC.