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Afterschool Alliance, 2020
When youth are placed in detention facilities, their education, ties to society, and lives are disrupted. Yet any involvement with the justice system -- regardless of incarceration -- can have implications for one's future earning potential and career trajectory, limiting access to educational opportunities, career fields, and available supports.…
Descriptors: Juvenile Justice, Prevention, Delinquency, After School Programs
Afterschool Alliance, 2020
In the United States, involvement with the juvenile justice system can have a long-lasting negative impact on one's life. Young people who are placed in detention facilities are removed from their homes, their families, and their communities. Their education, their ties to society, and their lives are disrupted. Involvement with the justice system…
Descriptors: Juvenile Justice, Prevention, Delinquency, After School Programs
Gilbert, Dan; Silverberg, Leah; LaConte, Keliann; Holland, Anne; Caspe, Margaret; Hanebutt, Rachel – Afterschool Alliance, 2020
Youth are natural scientists at birth, discovering and exploring their world and trying to make sense of it (Bers, 2008). A child's education is not limited to just the time they spend in the classroom. Children learn at home with their families, in public libraries, or through out-of-school-time (OST) experiences provided at community centers and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Community Programs, After School Programs, Active Learning
Afterschool Alliance, 2020
As schools and families deal with the rapidly changing local circumstances related to the coronavirus, afterschool programs are stepping up and tailoring their services to support students and address gaps: extending program hours, offering access to healthy meals and services, and providing care to the children of essential workers.…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, School Schedules
Afterschool Alliance, 2020
Individuals have found their lives upended by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and are facing unprecedented challenges in all corners of life. In response, communities have banded together to meet the immediate health, economic, and basic day-to-day needs of families. Joining local efforts, afterschool programs continue to be a source of…
Descriptors: After School Programs, COVID-19, Pandemics, Well Being
Afterschool Alliance, 2020
In the first in a series of surveys that take the pulse of the afterschool field during the pandemic, it is clear that although afterschool programs remain a vital partner to help young people emerge from this crisis strong, resilient, and hopeful, they are in dire need of support. In a survey conducted by Edge Research on behalf of the…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, After School Programs, Student Needs
Afterschool Alliance, 2020
After six months in a COVID-19 world, with the continued uncertainty of when things will return to normal, this brief, "Preparing for Back to School and Navigating Summer in the Time of COVID-19," combines findings from a survey of parents along with the second in a series of surveys of afterschool and summer providers to monitor the…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, School Schedules
Afterschool Alliance, 2020
The Afterschool Alliance's fourth edition of "America after 3PM" provides a detailed accounting of the circumstances and conditions of U.S. children during the hours of 3 to 6 p.m. and compares afterschool program participation and unmet demand statistics for 2020 with results from 2004, 2009, and 2014. It identifies trends in…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Participation, Parent Attitudes, Satisfaction
Afterschool Alliance, 2019
Early childhood has long been known to be a formative time in a child's development-- a time when the brain produces more than 1 million neural connections every second during the first few years of a child's life. However, there are factors at the individual and community levels that impact the development process. In communities across America,…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Summer Programs, Adolescents, Drug Abuse
Afterschool Alliance, 2019
Vibrant social connections and robust community involvement are part of what makes a strong America. Yet, among our nation's young people, there are relatively low levels of community engagement. Research shows that service learning is an established method to bring youth closer to their communities while also promoting positive youth development…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Youth Programs, Service Learning, Barriers
Afterschool Alliance, 2018
Taking a comprehensive approach to wellness--which includes healthy eating and physical activity and extends to additional aspects of health, such as social and emotional skills and competencies--can provide the necessary supports to help healthy children grow into healthy adults. Afterschool and summer learning programs are well-situated to be an…
Descriptors: Wellness, After School Programs, Health Behavior, Child Health
Afterschool Alliance, 2018
Civic engagement starts with our nation's young people, since engagement in adolescence increases the likelihood of engagement in adulthood. As 3 in 4 superintendents agree that preparing students for engaged citizenship is a challenge for their district, it is important to recognize that afterschool and summer learning programs are critical…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, After School Programs, Democracy
Afterschool Alliance, 2018
Ensuring all children and youth thrive as they move through school and into their adult lives requires that they have the opportunity to develop the skills and competencies that will help them land their first job, navigate and overcome the challenges they will face, keep positive relationships, and make good decisions. While families are central…
Descriptors: After School Programs, After School Education, Social Development, Emotional Development
Afterschool Alliance, 2017
The academic struggles of English language learners highlight the essential need to provide additional supports for this growing body of students. Given the multiple hurdles facing ELL students as they move through school, it is difficult for schools alone to provide ELL students the extra supports necessary for them to succeed academically.…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, After School Programs, Literacy Education, Skill Development
Afterschool Alliance, 2017
A strong and vibrant economy is reliant on a strong and vibrant workforce equipped with the necessary skills, competencies, and knowledge. Afterschool and summer learning programs play an integral role readying students for their career pathways; not only helping them develop the foundational skills that are critical across the different contexts…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Summer Programs
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