After-School Programs to Promote Child and Adolescent Development

January 1, 2000

This report summarizes presentations and discussion at the workshop “Opportunities to Promote Child and Adolescent Development During the After-School Hours,” held in October 1999 by the Board on Children, Youth, and Families of the National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine. The workshop brought policy makers, researchers, and practitioners together to discuss research on the developmental needs of youth ages 5 to 14 as well as the types of after-school programs promoting their health and development. The report highlights the current knowledge base on after-school programs, key findings from recent research, and important issues that deserve future consideration.