ERIC Number: ED518617
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
It's About Time! A Look at Out-of-School Time for Urban Teens.
Hall, Georgia; Israel, Laura; Shortt, Joyce
National Institute on Out-of-School Time
There is solid consensus among researchers, program providers, and families that participation in constructive activities during out-of-school time hours can contribute to a youth's healthy and positive development. This paper explores some of the key issues and challenges facing program and city leaders in creating and sustaining afterschool program opportunities that engage the interest and participation of high school age youth. The authors discuss effective program characteristics and strategies for citywide collaboration, along with steps for cities and organizations to build their capacity to meet the needs of today's teen youth during the out-of-school time hours. Appended are a demographic table, methods, references, and resource contact list.
Descriptors: After School Programs, Urban Areas, Youth Programs, Adolescent Development, High School Students, Leisure Time, Participation, At Risk Persons, Program Effectiveness, Apprenticeships, Homework, Service Learning, Social Environment, Skill Development, Leadership, Cooperative Planning, Program Development, Community Involvement
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.niost.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Sponsor: Time Warner Foundation
Authoring Institution: Wellesley College, National Institute on Out-of-School Time