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ERIC Number: EJ1063851
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 52
Toward More Equitable Outcomes: A Research Synthesis on Out-of-School Time Work with Boys and Young Men of Color
Gilgoff, Jon; Ginwright, Shawn
Afterschool Matters, n21 p11-19 Spr 2015
Detroit's Flip the Script afterschool program offers academic support, leadership development, and guidance from positive male mentors to young men of color ages 11-15. At Male Leadership Academy, another program in the city's West Side, youth receive similar services, including life lessons from peers and adults provided in a guest speaker component titled "Calling All Men: Truth Sessions" (Allen, 2009). What is "the truth" about out-of-school time (OST) work with boys and young men of color (BYMOC)? How has the literature that documents the increasing public consciousness of this work influenced program centers and policy debates? Recent local and national attention on the crisis facing BYMOC has contributed many insights to this discussion. Although My Brother's Keeper was not the first call to action on this issue, this White House initiative has raised awareness and resources, some of which have been directed toward developing and documenting efforts undertaken outside the academic day. This article contributes to a growing conversation by identifying trends in an expanding body of research on practices used to support BYMOC. As the field moves toward clearer recognition of what constitutes "effective" practice, afterschool professionals are playing an important role in empowering and organizing BYMOC to achieve more equitable educational, economic, health, and life outcomes.
National Institute on Out-of-School Time. Wellesley Centers for Women, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481. Tel: 781-283-2547; Fax: 781-283-3657; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California