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Perils and Promise: Afterschool Programs on School Territory
By Joseph L. Polman
Situating community-based afterschool programs on school grounds has its risks, but there can be significant rewards as well. 10 pages.

Leveraging Resources to Promote Positive School-CBO Relationships
By Christopher Wimer, Margaret Post, and Priscilla Little
Analysis of the Harvard Family Research Project’s database of program evaluations suggests ways community-based afterschool programs can negotiate with schools to share financial, physical, social, and intellectual resources. 9 pages.

Acts of Invention: The Afterschool Program as a Site for Building Community
By Kirsten Cole
An afterschool program struggles to foster kindness and civility among youngsters whose environment too often fails to promote such values. 6 pages.

Civic Spaces: Retooling Public Libraries to Attract and Engage Teens after School
By Lisa Wahl Moellman and Jodi Rosenbaum Tillinger
Public libraries are uniquely poised to provide meaningful opportunities for teens to learn and grow outside of school—if they listen to what teens want and need. 9 pages.

Youth-Adult Partnerships: A Powerful Force for Community Change
By Shuan Butcher
A nationwide initiative involves youth and adults as equal partners in projects that improve community life. 7 pages.

In Addition Afterschool Mathematics Program: Principles, Practice, and Pitfalls
By Judith McVarish and Patricia Birkmeier
Afterschool math learning goes beyond worksheets and drills to engage young people in exploring the math principles that surround them in their communities. 8 pages.

Rites of Passage: Preparing Youth for Social Change
By Susan Wilcox, Khary Lazarre-White, and Jason Warwin
A unique program empowers urban teenagers to define themselves as leaders who are committed to their community. 9 pages.

Publication Date

Spring 2004






Social and Behavioral Sciences

Afterschool Matters Spring 2004