Interventions

Afterschool Matters

Title
“A Deep Passion for Reading and Writing”: An Interview with Lena Townsend
“I Could See Myself as a Scientist”: The Potential of Out-of-School Time Programs to Influence Girls’ Identities in Science
A System That Works: Highlights of Effective Intervention Strategies in a Quality Improvement System
A Youth Development Approach to Evaluation: Critical Participatory Action Research
And Girl Justice for All: Blending Girl-Specific and Youth Development Practices
Before the School Bell Rings: How a Before-School Physical Activity Program Improves Executive Functions
Boyz 2 Men: Responsible Empowerment for Inner-City Adolescent Males
Creating Engaged Citizens: Using Young Adult Novels and Thematic Units to Encourage Democratic Action
Creating Holistic Partnerships Between School and Afterschool
Creating Opportunities for Mutual Affiliation: Gang Prevention and Relational-Cultural Theory in Project YES
Dealing with Behavior Problems: The Use of Positive Behavior Support Strategies in Summer Programs
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
Getting the Right Fit: Designing a Professional Learning Community for Out-of-School Time
Healthy Eating in Out-of- School Time: The Promise and the Challenge
Helping Low-Income Urban Youth Make the Transition to Early Adulthood: A Retrospective Study of the YMCA Youth Institute
Infrastructures to Support Equitable STEM Learning Across Settings
Keeping Children Safe: Afterschool Staff and Mandated Child Maltreatment Reporting
Making the Most of the Middle: A Strategic Model for Middle School Afterschool Programs
Math Is Like a Scary Movie? Helping Young People Overcome Math Anxiety
Research-Based Practices in Afterschool Mentoring Programs
Self-Assessment of High-Quality Academic Enrichment Practices
The Four Cs of Afterschool Programming A New Case Method for a New Field
The Plague of the Broken Crayons and the Heads That Haunted Us
Toward a Movement: Uniting Organizers and Direct Service Providers in a Movement for Juvenile Justice Reform
Toward More Equitable Outcomes: A Research Synthesis on Out-of-School Time Work with Boys and Young Men of Color
Transformative Work in Programs for Children and Youth
Understanding the “How” of Quality Improvement: Lessons from the Rhode Island Program Quality Intervention
Using Action Research to Engage Youth in Improving OST Programming

 

  • PEOPLE ARE SAYING

    "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
  • PEOPLE ARE SAYING

    "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

  • PEOPLE ARE SAYING

    "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
  • PEOPLE ARE SAYING

    "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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