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ERIC Number: ED507704
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 73
Making the Case: A 2009 Fact Sheet on Children and Youth in Out-of-School Time
National Institute on Out-of-School Time
A review of over 50 studies of afterschool programs conducted by The Afterschool Alliance suggests: (1) quality afterschool programs improved school attendance, engagement in learning, test scores, and grades; (2) frequency and duration of afterschool participation increases benefits; and (3) high-risk youth show the greatest benefits. This fact sheet reports on research dealing with: (1) young people's need for out-of-school time opportunities; (2) the ways in which children and youth spend time after school; (3) the effects on the health and well-being of children and youth who participate in afterschool programs; (4) the opportunities offered by afterschool programs to students with special needs; (5) the growing need to learn 21st century skills, with which after school programs can help; (6) the out-of-school time workforce; (7) trends in public support and funding for after school programs; and (8) how the after school programs can be strengthened.
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: Information Analyses
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wellesley College, National Institute on Out-of-School Time