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Welcome from the Managing Editor of Afterschool Matters, Spring 2020
By Georgia Hall

Trends in Creative Youth Development Programs
A leading researcher identifies five trends in CYD programming that also have implications for the broader OST field.
By Denise Montgomery

Designing for Engagement
How High-Quality Arts OST Programs Can Engage Tweens
By Tracey Hartmann and Wendy McClanahan

How to Introduce Creative Youth Development into an Existing Afterschool Program
The Casita Maria Story
By Anne Dunning

Partnerships to Transform STEM Learning
A Case Study of a STEM Learning Ecosystem
By Patricia J. Allen, Kristin Lewis-Warner, and Gil G. Noam

Designing for Belonging and Becoming in an Afterschool Tinkering Program
Flexibility within structure is the key to transformational inclusion of all afterschool participants.
By Meg Escudé, Edward Rivero, and Jake Montano

Positive Youth Development Through Hip-Hop Music Production
Young people develop their agency and their ability to critique their social context by producing hip-hop music.
By Erica Van Steenis

Transcend the Summer Slump
How Summer Programs Can Attract and Retain Low-Income High School Students
By Denise Jones & Dennis Jones

Practitioners Advance Equity and Access
Review of Changemakers! Practitioners Advance Equity and Access in Out-of-School Time Programs, edited by Hill & Vance.
By Elizabeth J. Starr

Publication Date

Spring 2020




Social and Behavioral Sciences

Afterschool Matters Spring 2020