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From the Field - After School & Youth Development
November 16, 2012
Family Engagement and Middle Grades Transitions: The Role of Afterschool Programs
Dr. Charles Smith of the Weikart Center had the opportunity to show the important role that afterschool programs can play in engaging families to support middle ...
November 15, 2012
Understanding the "How" of Quality Improvement: Lessons from Rhode Island
When it comes to improving the quality of afterschool programs, managers hold the key. That's one lesson from a new study about how participation in a ...
October 30, 2012
Beyond the Pipeline: STEM Pathways for Youth Development
This article examines the limitations of the “pipeline” metaphor, which is often used to discuss efforts to encourage students towards careers in ...
October 17, 2012
High School Rigor and Good Advice: Setting Up Students to Succeed
This study finds that keeping college freshmen on track to graduation is linked to higher levels of math in high school, more Advanced Placement and International ...
October 12, 2012
Building Citywide Systems for Quality: A Guide & Case Studies
An increasing number of afterschool providers have made quality a priority. Here's a guide that examines what it takes to do it right across a whole city not just ...
October 5, 2012
Youth-Adult Partnerships in Public Action: Principles, Organizational Culture & Outcomes
The Forum for Youth Investment partnered with the University of Wisconsin’s Center for Nonprofits to publish
Youth-Adult Partnerships in Public ...
October 4, 2012
A Shared Vision for Youth: Common Outcomes and Indicators
Do America's youth-serving organizations agree on the outcomes they should seek for young people and the indicators they should use to measure progress?
September 24, 2012
Issue Brief: Arts Enrichment in Afterschool
The importance of the arts in a child's development is recognized by policy makers at the federal and state levels and by administrators and teachers at the ...
September 21, 2012
For Cities, High-Tech Coordination in AfterSchool
Building Management Information Systems to Coordinate Citywide Afterschool Programs: A Toolkit for Cities
In this toolkit, the National League of ...
September 13, 2012
100 Best Communities for Young People 2012
In a celebration of America’s young people and the communities most dedicated to helping local youth graduate from high school, America’s Promise Alliance ...
September 4, 2012
Forward Promise Innovation Grants: Young Men of Color
Forward Promise Innovation Grants: Promoting Opportunities for the Health and Success of Young Men of Color, an initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, aims ...
August 23, 2012
College Access 101: How Afterschool Can Bridge the Gap (Archived webinar)
Afterschool programs can play a significant role in helping students prepare for college, as well as understand the sometimes challenging admissions process. Through ...
August 16, 2012
Expanded Learning Time: What Research Says
This report, comissioned by the Wallace Foundation, reviews 80 studies of initiatives to lengthen the school day or year or offer learning opportunities outside of ...
August 3, 2012
The Common Core Standards: What Do They Mean for Out-of-School Time?
The expansion of the Common Core State Standards in education opens new doors for out-of-school time (OST) providers to align their work with schools. The standards ...
August 2, 2012
Start Planning For Lights On Afterschool 2012!
On October 18, more than 1 million people will gather at some 7,500 sites across the country and at U.S. military bases worldwide to rally in support of the ...
July 20, 2012
Grant Alert: Nature Explore Classroom Grants
The Mary Kay Foundation has partnered with The Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation to fund the Nature Explore Classroom Grants. Nature ...
July 20, 2012
Study Shows Chicago Counseling Program Reduces Youth Violence, Improves School Engagement
A new study by the University of Chicago Crime Lab, in partnership with the Chicago Public Schools and local nonprofits Youth Guidance and World ...
July 6, 2012
KaBoom Offers Playground Joint Use Grants
KaBOOM! will award $15,000 and $30,000 Let’s Play Joint Use Grants to support the opening of school playgrounds to the public during non-school hours. Apply and ...
July 6, 2012
Extreme Heat: Prevent and Recognize Heat-Related Illness in Kids
As record heat descends upon much of the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeing an alarming increase in heat-related illnesses. The ...
July 2, 2012
Making the Connections: A Report on the First National Survey of Out-of-School Time Intermediary Organizations
Even in a recessionary economy, out-of-school time (OST) intermediaries -- nonprofits that coordinate partnerships among schools, providers, and government -- help ...
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