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ERIC Number: ED510877
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 22
Recruiting and Retaining Older African American and Hispanic Boys in After-School Programs: What We Know and What We Still Need to Learn. GroundWork
Kauh, Tina J.
Public/Private Ventures
With funding from the Collaborative for Building After-School Systems (CBASS)--through support from The Atlantic Philanthropies--Public/Private Ventures (P/PV) conducted a small study to begin identifying promising strategies currently used by after-school programs to recruit and retain middle- and high-school-aged African American and Hispanic males. The purpose of the study was (1) to learn the strategies most commonly used by programs with high rates of recruitment and/or retention of older minority boys and (2) to make further suggestions and recommendations based upon this initial study to advance the after-school field's understanding of how to effectively reach this population. The research included a review of relevant literature as well as interviews with leaders from 10 programs CBASS intermediaries identified as successful in recruiting and retaining middle- and high-school-aged African American and Hispanic males. This "Groundwork" brief summarizes the results of the work. It begins by describing key findings from past studies. It then discusses themes that emerged from interviews with the after-school programs' staff and summarizes the recruitment and retention strategies they perceived to be effective with older minority boys. It concludes by providing recommendations for programs, intermediaries and researchers in the after-school field. (Contains 1 table and 7 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Public/Private Ventures