Youth Development

Simple and Radical Ways to Create Safe, Supportive, and Engaging OST Settings
Stone Soup
Supporting Afterschool Literacy
Supporting Latinx Youth Participation in Out-of-School Time Programs
System Building, Relationships, and Quality Interview with NIOST’s Ellen Gannett
Systemwide Implementation of Project-Based Learning: The Philadelphia Approach
The Birth of a Field
The Curtain Rises: How Community-Based Arts Contribute to Youth and Community Development
The Differential Role of Youth Development Program Participation for Latina/o Adolescents
The Four Cs of Afterschool Programming A New Case Method for a New Field
The Micro Temporal Arc: A Practical Planning Tool for Afterschool Student Engagement
The Power of Play: A Literature-Based After School Sports Program for Urban Youth
The Quest for Quality in Afterschool Science: The Development and Application of a New Tool
Toward More Equitable Outcomes: A Research Synthesis on Out-of-School Time Work with Boys and Young Men of Color
Transcend the Summer Slump
Transformative Work in Programs for Children and Youth
Trends in Creative Youth Development Programs
Using Screen Time to Promote Green Time
Using Video Game Design to Motivate Students
Voices From the Field: "Systems Trump Programs” A Case for Agency Support in Afterschool
What If? Building Creative Cultures for STEM Making and Learning
You Are Here: Promoting Youth Spaces through Community Mapping
Youth Engagement and Quality of Experience in Afterschool Programs
Youth GO: An Approach to Gathering Youth Perspectives in Out-of-School Time Programs
Youth-Led Participatory Action Research: Promoting Youth Voice and Adult Support in Afterschool Programs

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    "NIOST has been an anchor for numerous school age care projects we do, including ASQ (After-School Quality) and Links to Learning. They are a nationally respected organization that Pennsylvania has partnered with for over 20 years."

    – Betsy O. Saatman, TA Specialist/SAC Initiatives, Pennsylvania Key

    "NIOST was a core partner in supporting the development of quality improvement systems across the nine cities that participated in The Wallace Foundation Next Generation Afterschool System-Building Initiative. The NIOST team worked well with other technical assistance partners in the initiative, always willing to pitch in and collaborate with others to make our professional learning community meetings a team effort. I truly hope the Foundation has an opportunity to partner with them in the future."

    – Priscilla M. Little, Initiative Manager, The Wallace Foundation


    "NIOST has been a leader in the out-of-school time field for as long as I can remember, and I have relied on their research, tools, and advice to improve my practice throughout my career. Their staff members are good partners and good listeners, and their influence across the country is palpable."

    – Jane Quinn, Vice President and Director of National Center for Community Schools, Children's Aid Society

    "Georgia Hall, Ellen Gannett, and the NIOST team have been instrumental in driving the healthy afterschool movement. Their dedication to quality practice, informed policy, and collective impact is instrumental in our effort to create healthier communities."

    – Daniel W. Hatcher, Director, Community Partnerships, Alliance for a Healthier Generation

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The Afterschool Matters Initiative is managed by the National Institute on Out-of-School Time, a program of the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College

Georgia Hall, PhD, is Managing Editor of the Afterschool Matters Journal

Wellesley Centers for Women
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481-8203 USA

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