Best Practices

Afterschool Matters
“I Could See Myself as a Scientist”: The Potential of Out-of-School Time Programs to Influence Girls’ Identities in Science
A Youth Development Approach to Evaluation: Critical Participatory Action Research
An “I” in Teen? Perceived Agency in a Youth Development Program
Body and Soul: Reflections on Two Professional Development Credential Pilots in Massachusetts
Book Review: Robert Halpern’s Critical Issues in After-School Programming
Connecting Urban Students with Engineering Design: Community-Focused, Student-Driven Projects
Crumpled Molecules and Edible Plastic: Science Learning Activation in Out-of-School Time
Dealing with Behavior Problems: The Use of Positive Behavior Support Strategies in Summer Programs
Democracy in Action: Experiential Civics Learning in Afterschool Advocacy Days
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
English Learners and Out-of-School Time Programs: The Potential of OST Programs to Foster EL Success
Éxito: Keeping High-risk Youth on Track to Graduation through Out-ofschool Time Supports
Helping Low-Income Urban Youth Make the Transition to Early Adulthood: A Retrospective Study of the YMCA Youth Institute
How Is the Afterschool Field Defining Program Quality? A Review of Effective Program Practices and Definitions of Program Quality
Implementing Out-of-School Time STEM resources: Best Practices from Public Television
In Addition Afterschool Mathematics Program: Principles, Practice, and Pitfalls
Infrastructures to Support Equitable STEM Learning Across Settings
Measuring and Understanding Authentic Youth Engagement: The Youth-Adult Partnership Rubric
Nana for a New Generation
Paper Copters and Potential: Leveraging Afterschool and Youth Development Trainers to Extend the Reach of STEM Programs
Planning Considerations for Afterschool Professional Development
Research-Based Practices in Afterschool Programs for High School Youth
Should Rey Mysterio Drink Gatorade? Cultural Competence in Afterschool STEM Programming
The Art of Democracy / Democracy as Art: Creative Learning in Afterschool Comic Book Clubs
The Plague of the Broken Crayons and the Heads That Haunted Us
Using Action Research to Engage Youth in Improving OST Programming
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-Adult Partnerships: A Powerful Force for Community Change