By Patrick Riley, Youth Today To emphasize her point, Charleston, S.C.-based educator Bridget Laird shared the story of a six-year-old boy whose frustrated first-grade teacher, short on patience, shouted at him and made him cry. It was the very first day he’d stepped inside an actual, physical classroom. She immediately ordered him to sit in […]
Philp, K. (2022). More than homework help: The critical role of afterschool programs for youth learning and development. Theory Into Practice. https://doi.org/10.1080/00405841.2022.2107344 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Despite the growing popularity of after-school programs (APS) in America, their impact and funding are still controversial. This journal article reviews findings about after-school programs to highlight […]
Sjogren, A. L., & Melton, T. N. (2021). The Complexities of Student Engagement for Historically Marginalized Youth in an After-School Program. Journal of Youth Development, 16(5), 105–121. https://doi.org/10.5195/jyd.2021.1068 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Although after-school programs are known for promoting positive youth outcomes, families from under-resourced backgrounds are less likely to have access to quality […]
Evans, C., Moore, R., Seitz, S., Jatta, I., Kuperminc, G. P., & Henrich, C. C. (2021). Youth Perspectives on Virtual After-School Programming During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Youth Development, 16(5), 251–268. https://doi.org/10.5195/jyd.2021.1063 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: The pandemic has disrupted various aspects of youths’ lives. COVID-19 has forced after-school programs to think of […]
By Search Institute Humans share a fundamental need to belong and feel included. Yet, too often, young people do not feel seen and welcome in their schools and programs. This is what we call a relationship gap—the distance between what young people need and what they experience. Creating a relational climate that is intentional, inclusive, […]
By Ashlee Sjogren, Youth-Nex Highlights: Engaging students in out-of-school spaces is critical to supporting the whole student. Peers, families, program content, and a fun environment all serve as sources of engagement that programs can optimize on. However, both interpersonal tensions and repetition of content can be reasons that middle school students decide not to engage […]
By Kameryn Point, American Youth Policy Forum While the COVID-19 pandemic has created significant learning gaps for students nationwide, youth impacted by systemic inequities were disproportionately affected, which exacerbated disparities that already existed within our education systems. Educators are now challenged to meet students where they are, while simultaneously addressing the learning gap created by […]
To help students recover from a pandemic school year, experts are prescribing fun. By Anna North, Vox The 2020-2021 school year was difficult for many children. As students around the country struggled to keep up with their schooling during a pandemic, many people became increasingly concerned about children falling behind. In this article, experts talk […]
By Dr. Shannon Vargar & Dr. Jonathan Zaff, CERES Institute for Children & Youth Every day young people attend schools, participate in after school programs, show up for jobs, and navigate their neighborhoods filled with adults and peers who have the potential to help them as they pursue their education, work, life, and health goals. […]
Goodman, A. C., Ouellette, R. R., D’Agostino, E. M., Hansen, E., Lee, T., & Frazier, S. L. (2021). Promoting healthy trajectories for urban middle school youth through county-funded, parks-based after-school programming. Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22587 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Early adolescence is a critical time where risky decisions can lead to consequences, especially […]
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