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Afterschool Matters

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Create an out-of-school time program that bridges enrichment activities and academics!

School leaders and afterschool specialists recognize that successful afterschool programs rely on achieving a balance between academic and enrichment activities.

With contributions from researchers and practitioners in the field of out-of-school time, Afterschool Matters provides concrete models that demonstrate how to help youth who are struggling academically and how to support them in their overall development. Editor Sara Hill brings together a range of projects grounded in student interests to enhance multiple student competencies. Embracing the social, artistic, civic, emotional, and intellectual growth of students, this volume:

* Aligns learning standards with youth development principles
* Provides quality program models from experts in the field
* Addresses the challenges and successes in designing and sustaining afterschool activities

Supported by The Robert Bowne Foundation, a leading funder of afterschool programs, this guidebook can help you create, revise, or improve your local program.
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