Afterschool and Summer Learning: A City Strategy to Support College and Career Readiness

 This issue brief highlights the ways afterschool and summer learning programs help develop college and career readiness for children in grades K-12 by increasing attendance rates and academic achievement, and by building college and career opportunities. The brief includes six city examples that outline strategies for elementary and middle school children as well as high school. This topic is an important focus area for out-of-school time, given that lack of awareness, experience, and exposure to current college and career options can lead to delayed employment or unemployment and that addressing this issue with younger children increases the chances of having an impact.

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Supportive Learning Environment
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Bela Shah Spooner
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Issue brief
8 pages
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