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After School Out-of-School Time

Creating Dedicated Local Revenue Sources for Out of School Time Initiatives

The Finance Project

This brief provides principles and examples to help select local revenue and financial strategies for out-of-school time programs and services.

After-school programs in public elementary schools: First look

U.S. Department of Education

This study provides a national profile of various types of formal after-school programs physically located at public elementary schools.

Parent Advice: Internet Safety Tips for Middle School Kids

Common Sense Media

This Web site provides age-specific online safety resources including a video on internet safety, tips and pamphlets, and a discussion board for parents and concerned community members.

Living and Learning with New Media: Summary of Findings from the Digital Youth Project

MacArthur Foundation

This paper summarizes the findings from the most extensive U.S. study of youth media use. This report explains that digital world is creating new opportunities for youth to grapple with social norms, explore interests, develop technical skills, and experiment with new forms of self-expression.

Strategies for Success: A Plan to Align Out-of-School Time Initiatives with High School Reform

In this paper, the authors propose a more systemic alignment of high school reform efforts in New York City with Out-of-School (OST) time programs for high school students. The paper offers new models for high school OST programming to prepare young people for college and the workforce.

Assessing School Engagement: A Guide for Out-of-School Time Program Practitioners

Child Trends

This publication includes information on why school engagement matters, how out-of-school time programs can affect school engagement, and how to measure engagement.

Substance Use and Employment Among Youths Aged 15 to 17

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

This brief examines the results of a national survey that asked persons aged 15 or older about their employment status during the past week and, if they were employed, the number of hours they work

Putting It All Together: Guiding Principles for Quality After-School Programs Serving Preteens

Public/Private Ventures

This report examines the literature and outlines a set of guiding principles for after-school programs serving preteens. It identifies six elements that are present in programs that are more likely to see positive outcomes in the emotional and behavioral health of their participants.

Current-Generation Youth Programs: What Works, What Doesn't, and at What Cost?

RAND Corporation

This paper reviews the costs, benefits, and costs and benefits relative to one another for one alternative type of investment: youth programs that are offered during the time that students are not

Getting it Right: Strategies for After-School Success

Public/Private Ventures

This report has synthesized the last 10 years of findings from Public/Private Ventures