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Afterschool Alliance, 2009
Not only are middle and high school-aged youth difficult to engage in afterschool activities, but they are more likely to have unique demands on their time in the hours afterschool. This issue brief highlights the challenges providers face in serving older youth and the innovative strategies that programs have used to recruit and retain older…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Enrichment Activities, School Community Relationship, School Community Programs
Afterschool Alliance, 2009
Over one million students who enter ninth grade each year fail to graduate with their peers four years later because they drop out of school. Seven thousand students drop out of school every day, and each year roughly 1.2 million students fail to graduate from high school. More than half of these students are from minority groups. Afterschool …
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Dropouts, After School Programs, Peer Groups