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Independent assessments of strengths and weaknesses of various after-school efforts.
Research and Resources
The Beacon Community Centers Middle School Initiative: Final Report on Implementation and Youth Experience in the Initiative ›
A study of an effort to build pre-teen after-school programs in “Beacon” centers identifies features that seem to boost chances of success.
Summer Snapshot: Exploring the Impact of Higher Achievement’s
Year-Round Out-of-School-Time Program on Summer Learning ›
A study finds that participation in the summer part of a program for middle-school-age youngsters is linked to improved attitudes toward school.
AfterZone: Outcomes for Youth Participating in Providence’s After-School System ›
One of the first rigorous evaluations of a citywide after-school initiative finds that the effort, in Providence, produced educational benefits for children.
After-School Programs for High School Students: An Evaluation of After School Matters ›
A rigorous evaluation of a nationally known high school apprenticeship program students finds both successes and weaknesses in the effort.
The Beacon Community Centers Middle School Initiative: Report on Implementation and Youth Experience in the Initiative’s Second Year ›
Researchers review year two of a New York City effort to attract a hard-to-reach age group – middle school students – to after-school programming.
AfterZones: Creating a Citywide System to Support and Sustain High-Quality After-School Programs ›
A study finds notable successes and some challenges in an effort to build after-school programming for middle school kids in Providence, Rhode Island.
Evidence of Program Quality and Youth Outcomes in the DYCD
Out-of-School Time Initiative: Report on the Initiative’s First Three Years ›
This final report in a three-year evaluation of New York City’s far-reaching effort to improve after-school opportunities finds both successes and challenges.
Evaluation of The Beacon Community Centers Middle School Initiative: Report on the First Year ›
This first of three reports looks at New York City’s efforts to improve and expand middle school after-school programming in Beacon community centers.
Evaluation of the New York City Out-of-School Time Initiative: Implementation of Programs for High School Youth ›
This study examines how New York City’s ambitious after-school effort is playing out for high school students.
Multiple Choices After School: Findings from the Extended-Service Schools Initiative ›
This analysis offers lessons that 60 schools learned in their efforts to provide in-house services for kids after school.
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