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High-Impact Afterschool for All: A Statewide Quality Framework
By Jennifer L. Siaca
Building on increasing consensus on the definition of quality in afterschool programming, the New York State Afterschool Network developed a quality framework and related assessment tools that can be used to promote program quality. 6 pages.

Getting the Right Mix: Sustainability and Resource Development Strategies in Out-of-School Time Youth Arts Programs in Massachusetts
By Christine Proffitt
A study of high-quality youth arts programs, supported by the literature on sustainability, suggests strategies OST programs can use to build a solid financial foundation. 8 pages.

Project Exploration’s Sisters4Science: Involving Urban Girls of Color in Science Out of School
By Gabrielle Lyon and Jameela Jafri
Getting girls from historically underrepresented groups involved in science means learning from the girls themselves and from girl-centered theory and practice. 9 pages.

Promoting Physical Activity in Afterschool Programs
By Aaron Beighle, Michael W. Beets, Heather E. Erwin, Jennifer Huberty, Justin B. Moore, and Megan Stellino
Even with limited space and equipment, afterschool programs can fight childhood obesity and contribute to the public health by promoting participation in physical activity. 9 pages.

The Arts Matter in Afterschool: Community Youth Arts and Out-of-School Time
By Lori L. Hager
Awareness of the value of community youth arts could help support more formal partnerships between arts learning and afterschool organizations. 9 pages.

Nana for a New Generation
By Denise Sellers
The author’s "Nana" was grandmother to an entire neighborhood of children. Today, her afterschool program fulfills a similar set of needs for 21st century children and their parents. 4 pages.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Afterschool Matters June 2010