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This issue brief focuses on the importance of taking a comprehensive approach to wellness that includes attention to social emotional health as well as healthy eating and physical activity.
The Afterschool Alliance has developed an easy-to-use searchable database on evidence-based impacts of afterschool and summer programs.
This issue brief provides a summary of the increasingly robust research base on key characteristics of high quality programs and the resulting child outcomes. It also refers to the many valid and reliable measures that exist to examine program effectiveness, including the California Afterschool Outcome Measures Project.
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.
This issue brief provides a summary of evaluations on the impact of after school programs on the children who participate, their parents, and their communities.