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After School Programs in the 21st Century: Their Potential and What it Takes to Achieve It

February 13, 2018

This research brief draws on seminal research and evaluation studies to address two primary questions: (a) Does participation in after school programs make a difference, and, if so (b) what conditions appear to be necessary to achieve positive results? The brief concludes with a set of questions to spur conversation about the evolving role of after school in efforts to expand time and opportunities for children and youth in the 21st century.

These two fully-designed pages sum up the content of the complete research review in easily digestible form.

This comprehensive document provides in-depth information about the many studies and evaluations cited in the full report.