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ERIC Number: ED503966
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jul-1
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
After-School for All? Exploring Access and Equity in After-School Programs. Out-of-School Time Policy Commentary #4
Pittman, Karen; Wilson-Ahlstrom, Alicia; Yohalem, Nicole
Forum for Youth Investment
While significant progress has occurred over the past several years regarding the expansion of the quantity and quality of after-school opportunities, the ambitious idea of "after-school for all" remains a distant goal. In this commentary, we push beyond some of the numbers to take a close look at questions related to access and equity, in order to surface tensions and share concrete recommendations for addressing concerns at the policy and program levels. To do so, we draw heavily new data from California Tomorrow and a handful of other reports and studies. Is there equal access to after-school programs? Is there equity in after-school programs? How can program planners and policymakers address access and equity challenges? (Contains 2 tables.)
Forum for Youth Investment. The Cady-Lee House, 7064 Eastern Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20012-2031. Tel: 202-207-3333; Fax: 202-207-3329; e-mail:; Web site: http://
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Authoring Institution: Forum for Youth Investment
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Equal Access