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ERIC Number: ED496325
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
Discovering Community: Activities for Afterschool Programs
National Institute on Out-of-School Time, Wellesley College
The project activities highlighted in this publication were conducted within the framework of school-based afterschool programs operated by community-based organizations. The intention of the Discovering Community initiative, created by The After-School Corporation and MetLife Foundation, is to foster greater collaborations and mutual respect between schools and communities, and to help create a foundation for positive change in school culture and relationship between students, teachers, and community members. The activities outlined in this publication are entitled: (1) Community Rap; (2) Taking Action; (3) Recycle Rage; (4) 2-4-6-8 Who Do We Appreciate; (5) Homework Helpers; (6) Booktalks; (7) Careers on Camera; (8) Journaling Journeys; (9) Our School, Our Home; (10) We Are What We Eat; (11) One World; (12) Calling All Volunteers; (13) Mural of Leaders; (14) Everybody's Business; and (15) Photo Hunt. Each activity is described in detail, including suggestions for discussion starters, time and materials needed, and goals. Afterschool programs in New York, Baltimore, Boston, Pinellas County (FL), St. Louis, East St. Louis (IL), Charlotte, and Rome (NY) participated in the activities outlined in this publication. Activities were implemented during the spring and fall 2005 and spring 2006 school semesters. The youth involved were all middle school students. [This publication was produced by the National Institute on Out-of-School Time, Wellesley, MA and The After-School Corporation, New York, NY.]
National Institute on Out-Of-School Time, Wellesley College. 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481. Tel: 781-283-2547; Fax: 781-283-3657; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Metropolitan Life Foundation.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A