ERIC Number: EJ647805
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2002
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The Barefoot Hours: Out-of-School Programs Offer To Make the Most of Kids' Free Time, Turning Potentially Risky Afternoons into Golden Hours of Opportunity.
Northwest Education, v7 n4 p2-7 Sum 2002
Research suggests that after-school programs reduce juvenile crime and risky behavior; increase confidence, academic performance, and social skills; and build positive adult-child and home-school relationships. The need for supervised after-school activities, especially in poor neighborhoods; the characteristics of successful programs; and the need to balance academic activities and kids' time are discussed. (TD)
Descriptors: Adult Child Relationship, After School Programs, Delinquency Prevention, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Development, Enrichment Activities, Extended School Day, Informal Education, Program Descriptions, School Recreational Programs, Social Development
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Note: Theme issue title: "Beyond the Bell: Extending Opportunities for Learning."