Report Roundup: Challenges and Opportunities in After-School Programs: Lessons for Policymakers and Funders

John Kelly, Andrew D. Beadle and Caroline Borolla
October 1, 2001

The brief report looks at several aspects of after-school program planning following an evaluation of the Extended-Service Schools (ESS) Adaptation Initiative. The report examines the capabilities of the ESS design in three aspects: use and access of school space; which youth are being reached; and transportation. The authors find that certain problems, such as overcrowding, uninterested older students and transportation costs, are key elements that can keep an after-school program in the ESS model from reaching its goals. 20 pages. $3. Public/Private Ventures, 2000 Market St., Ste. 600, Philadelphia, PA 19103. (215) 557-4400. www.ppv.org.


Kelly, John, Andrew D. Beadle, and Caroline Borolla. "Challenges and Opportunities in After-School Programs: Lessons for Policymakers and Funders." Report Roundup. Youth Today, October 2001, p. 12-14.

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