National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment Resource Library

The NCASE Resource Library connects you with tools, profiles, and information on a range of key topics in Out-of-School Time.

How Quality Afterschool Programs Help Motivate and Engage More Young People in Learning, Schooling, and Life

This issue brief shares how to apply new research from neuroscience to build an out-of-school time (OST) program that will help recruit and retain underserved youth. The brief describes how LA's Best programs build on what is relevant and of interest to youth to build an engaging social setting, while embedding literacy and numeracy skills. It also includes recommendations for program design.

Related Topics: 
Supportive Learning Environment
Systems Building
Quality Improvement
Program Design and Management
Collaborative Communications
Paul E Heckman and Carla Sanger
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8 pages
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