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Harnessing the Power of Afterschool and Summer Programs to Support Recovery and Reengagement

This issue brief summarizes how afterschool and summer programs can support positive outcomes like relationships and relationship skills, sense of agency, and identify development. It includes links to research. It also poses questions on how we can make sure programs are ready to support recovery and reengagement by understanding what families need, how to tap partnerships, how to support adult educators, and how to balance academics and enrichment. This resource supports the COVID-19 response. 

Related Topics: 
Supportive Learning Environment
Activities that build cognitive development
Engagement and leadership skill building
Child and youth development
Social Emotional Learning
Summer Learning
Quality Improvement
Publisher: 
American Institutes for Research (AIR)
Author: 
Neil Naftzger and Jessica Newman
Resource Type: 
Length: 
5 pages
Publication Date: 
2021