University/After-school Reading Partnerships Help Students Succeed

By Stacy Delacruz, Angie Smith and Shannon Tovey, Reprinted from Youth Today After-school programs provide a wide range of benefits for students, families and communities. According to, these programs can boost academic performance, promote physical health and provide a safe, structured environment for the children of working parents. reports that a national evaluation […]

What should after school programs be doing to help struggling readers?

By Stell Simonton, Youth Today One-on-one tutoring programs like Experience Corps have the most evidence for helping struggling young readers in an after-school setting. Sounding out letter combinations is a crucial step in assisting struggling readers, but this effective teaching method has often been sidelined, according to experts. Nineteen years ago, a panel of experts […]