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

Leave Them Wanting More!: Engaging Youth in Afterschool

This issue brief explores youth engagement in out-of-school time through a review of studies on out-of-school time attendance and participation by middle and high school students. It identifies promising practices for cognitive, behavioral, social, and emotional engagement that are essential for achieving positive outcomes. It includes program-level examples from four states.  

Related Topics: 
Supportive Learning Environment
Activities that build cognitive development
Engagement and leadership skill building
Social Emotional Learning
School & Community Partnerships
Quality Improvement
Publisher: 
Harvard Family Research Project
Author: 
M. Elena Lopez
Resource Type: 
Length: 
12 pages
Publication Date: 
2015