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Engaging Youth as Workers in Afterschool Programs

This issue brief by Temescal Associates and How Kids Learn Foundation explores how involving youth as OST workers provides opportunities to advance youth in their development, and to develop their leadership and career skills by serving as tutors, mentors, and activity assistants. The brief reviews the benefits of employing youth in afterschool programs and how youth perceive this work benefits them, as well as recommendations for policymakers. An associated webinar can be accessed here.


Related Topics: 
Supportive Learning Environment
Systems Building
Professional Development
Career opportunities and credentials
Culturally Responsive Practice & Inclusion
Temescal Associates
Sam Piha and Samantha Fasen
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12 pages
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