Afterschool Matters Spring 2014
Download the entire issue of Afterschool Matters Spring 2014 as a pdf. 56 pages.
Download individual articles as pdfs:
Combat Sports Bloggers, Mad Scientist Poets and Comic Scriptwriters: Engaging Boys in Writing on their own Terms
Rachel Loeper; 8 pgs
Study of Mighty Writers Program is South Philadephia, reflection on engaging young men in writing.
Cosmic Chemistry: A Proactive Approach to Summer Science for High School Students
Danette Parsley and John Ristvey; 8 pgs
Accelerating student science learning in summertime to build the foundation for the following school year; recommendations for maximizing participation and engaging learning experiences.
Effective Practices for Evaluating STEM Out-of-School Time Programs
Stephanie B. Wilkerson and Carol M. Haden; 10 pgs.
Recommendations fo effectively evaluating science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs to promote continuous program improvement.
And Girl Justice for All: Blending Girl-Specific and Youth Development Practices
Ann Muno; 8 pgs
Strategies youth development programs can use to fortify relationships and foster identity development as a way to help bolster the academic performance of girls of color.
Hmong High School Students in Afterschool: Effects on Achievement, Behavior, and Self-Esteem
Kimberley A. M. Boyer and Susan M. Tracz; 7 pgs
Research documenting effects of afterschool participation on high school students from Hmong communities with implications for policy and practice.
How to Build a Robot: Collaborating to Strengthen STEM Programming in a Citywide System
Meghan Groome and Linda M. Rodríguez; 9 pgs
Research on collaboration between the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development and the New York Academy of Sciences to provide STEM learning opportunities in out-of-school time.