Program Quality

Afterschool Matters
A New Approach to Accountability: Creating Effective Learning Environments for Programs
A Place for the Arts: Lessons Learned from an Afterschool Art Experience with Reclaimed Materials
A System That Works: Highlights of Effective Intervention Strategies in a Quality Improvement System
A Tale from Youth Field
Acts of Invention: The Afterschool Program as a Site for Building Community
Art + Technology
Beyond the Pipeline: STEM Pathways for Youth Development
Book Review: Robert Halpern’s Critical Issues in After-School Programming
Book Review: Science in the Making
Can We Talk? Creating Effective Partnerships between School and Afterschool Programs
Civic Connections: Urban Debate and Democracy in Action during Out-of-School Time
Collaboration between Afterschool Practitioners and In-school Teachers
Combat Sports Bloggers, Mad Scientist Poets and Comic Scriptwriters: Engaging Boys in Writing on their own Terms
Creating Holistic Partnerships Between School and Afterschool
Does Your Organization Welcome Participants with Disabilities? A New Assessment Tool
Don’t You Want to Do Better? Implementing a Goal-setting Intervention in an Afterschool Program
Effective Practices for Evaluating STEM Out-of-School Time Programs
Effective STEM Programs for Adolescent Girls: Three Approaches and Many Lessons Learned
Embedding Seeds for Better Learning: Sneaking up on Education in a Youth Gardening Program
Engaging Library Partners in 4-H Programming
English Learners and Out-of-School Time Programs: The Potential of OST Programs to Foster EL Success
Enhancing Program Quality and Care through Supervision
Fabulous Fashions: Links to Learning, Literacy, and Life
From Promise to Participation: Afterschool Programs through the Lens of Socio-Cultural Learning Theory
Getting Intentional about STEM Learning
Getting the Right Fit: Designing a Professional Learning Community for Out-of-School Time
Getting the Right Mix: Sustainability and Resource Development Strategies in Out-of-School Time Youth Arts Programs in Massachusetts
Growth in Motion: Supporting Young Women’s Embodied Identity and Cognitive Development through Dance After School
How Is the Afterschool Field Defining Program Quality? A Review of Effective Program Practices and Definitions of Program Quality
How to Build a Robot: Collaborating to Strengthen STEM Programming in a Citywide System
Implementing Out-of-School Time STEM resources: Best Practices from Public Television
In Addition Afterschool Mathematics Program: Principles, Practice, and Pitfalls
It’s All Happening at the Zoo: Children’s Environmental Learning after School
Nana for a New Generation
Research-Based Practices in Afterschool Programs for High School Youth
Self-Assessment of High-Quality Academic Enrichment Practices
Teaching the What as well as the How: Content-Rich OST Professional Development
The Art of Democracy / Democracy as Art: Creative Learning in Afterschool Comic Book Clubs
The Changing Landscape of Afterschool Programs
The Curtain Rises: How Community-Based Arts Contribute to Youth and Community Development
The Plague of the Broken Crayons and the Heads That Haunted Us
The Quest for Mastery
Toward a Movement: Uniting Organizers and Direct Service Providers in a Movement for Juvenile Justice Reform
Where It Gets Interesting: Competing Models of STEM Learning After School
Youth Engagement and Quality of Experience in Afterschool Programs