ERIC Number: ED503222
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Getting It Right. Strategies for After-School Success
Raley, Rebecca; Grossman, Jean; Walker, Karen E.
This report synthesizes the last 10 years of findings from P/PV's and other researchers' work to address one of the most demanding challenges facing today's after-school programs--how to create and manage programs that stand the best chance of producing specific, policy-relevant outcomes. It examines recruitment strategies that attract young people to activities, the qualities that make activities engaging and motivate participants to attend regularly, and the infrastructure--staffing, management and monitoring--needed to support such activities. The report's final chapter explores the fiscal realities of after-school programming, considering how administrators might stretch existing dollars to enhance services. (Contains 7 endnotes and 1 table.)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Recruitment, Program Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education, Program Administration, Learning Activities, Learner Engagement, Motivation, Goal Orientation, At Risk Students, Attendance, Interpersonal Relationship
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Sponsor: William Penn Foundation
Authoring Institution: Public/Private Ventures, Philadelphia, PA.