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Summer Programs for Kids Will Use Multiple Strategies to Cut COVID-19 Risk

By Stell Simonton, Youth Today Although more and more people are getting vaccinated, program organizers are still concerned about what safety precautions they should take. In this article, Stell Simpson shares some of the strategies summer programs across the country are planning to use to reduce the risk of COVID-19. To access the resource, please […]

Effective Tutoring: Out-of-school Time Providers Need To Know What Works

Research shows that high-intensity tutoring is the most effective method to help students who have fallen behind. Here, a trained Saga Education tutor works daily in a group of no more than two students and coordinates closely with classroom teachers. By Stell Simonton, Youth Today In the coming months, after-school and summer learning programs will […]

Lessons Learned for Improving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from Y-USA’s Out-of-School Time Programs

By Zakia Redd, Kristine Andrews, and Fadumo M. Abdi, Child Trends The following is an executive summary of a longer brief, which is available here. Youth development program practitioners, policymakers, and funders are increasingly interested in how out-of-school time (OST) programs can effectively reach and engage diverse populations of young people. Indeed, research indicates that […]

Strengthening social and emotional learning of program staff Is better for youth

By Ciara Johnson, Youth Today Social and emotional learning (SEL) is all the rage when it comes to supporting youth and young adults. But what about staff and leaders who are asked to support that learning and model those SEL skills? This question is rising to the top of conversations on SEL, and the benefits […]